Tiffany Strauchs Rad, BS, MA, MBA, JD



I am attorney, and senior computer security analyst. I have presented at conferences such as Black Hat USA, Black Hat Abu Dhabi, Defcon 17, 18, 19, 27C3, 28C3, Keynoted 3M's “Nerdstock,” Kaspersky SAS (2012, 2013), Hacker Halted (2011, 2013) and Takedown Con (2012). I am co-author of the book Security in 2020 and my security, legal and policy research has been featured in publications and media such as 60 Minutes, Washington Times, NPR, MIT Technology Review, PC World, Popular Mechanics, Ars Technica, Der Spiegel, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, CNN, Wired Magazine, Reuters, Huffington Post and others. I was also featured in 2013 in the Discovery Channel's documentary “The Real Story: Live Free or Die Hard,” based on the movie, “Live Free or Die Hard.”


I am also a part-time adjunct professor in the computer science department at the University of Southern Maine teaching computer security, law and ethics. My academic background includes study of international law and policy at Oxford University in England, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, as well as intellectual property at Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, New Hampshire.