Lauren Zabierek is Executive Director of the Cyber Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. She comes to this role as a 2019 graduate of the Kennedy School's mid-career MPA program.

Prior to her academic studies, Zabierek served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force and completed three war zone deployments as a civilian intelligence analyst with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) assigned to the Office of Counterterrorism. Throughout her six years in this office, she became a subject matter expert on Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) and served as an adjunct professor in ABI at the NGA college.

After leaving NGA, she joined a cybersecurity startup, Recorded Future, and was instrumental in building its Public Sector business practice. In that role, she fused intelligence methodologies with cybersecurity technologies to help customers improve their cyber posture.

A Gold Star sister, Zabierek is committed to supporting families of the fallen and has volunteered several times as a mentor with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).  


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