“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
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).
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2019, 3:19pm