Digital Security Lead, Defense Digital Service, Department of Defense
Lisa Wiswell has worked for the better part of the past decade with the Department of Defense to shift its culture to interact more positively with the hacker community. She presently works for the Defense Digital Service hacking the Department of Defense bureaucracy and its antiquated and restrictive policies and processes. She was appointed Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she supported senior DoD leaders
by formulating and implementing policies and strategies to improve DoD’s ability to operate in digital space – specifically providing guidance and governance over the manning, training, and equipping of the Cyber Mission Force. Prior to serving in the Obama Administration, she served as Technology Portfolio Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency overseeing a portfolio of cyberwarfare initiatives directly contributing to national security. Prior to supporting the DoD, Lisa worked on Capitol Hill for her home Member of Congress. She holds a BA in History and Political Science from the Maxwell School of Public Citizenship at Syracuse University, and a Masters in Technology Management from Georgetown University. Lisa is a privacy rights and STEM outreach advocate.