Parisa Tabriz is a Director of Engineering at Google, currently responsible for making Chrome a secure, stable, and useful tool for browsing the web across all your devices. She also manages the Project Zero security research team, is affectionately known as the Security Princess (her former job title), and has worked on information security at Google for over a decade, starting as a "hired hacker" software engineer for Google's security team. Outside of Google, Parisa has served as a consultant to the White House U.S. Digital Service to enhance security of government technology, lectured at the Harvard Kennedy School, taught minors to hack, and consulted with multiple entertainment writers to help them understand the world of cybersecurity and technology so they can create and depict more accurate, diverse stories.
In 2017, she was featured on WIRED’s Next List for her work pushing encryption on the web, and in 2012, she was selected by Forbes as one of the 30 under 30 pioneers in technology. She holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) with published work in privacy enhancing technologies and wireless security.