Ms. Perri Adams joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in June 2022. Her research interests include vulnerability discovery and remediation, secure software development, reverse engineering, program analysis, and automation in cyberspace operations.
Prior to this role, Adams served as a technical advisor for government research and development programs at the agency. In addition to providing program guidance, she helped foster interagency relationships to transition novel technology and promote a better understanding of critical cybersecurity issues. Before joining the agency, she supported various U.S. government customers, including DARPA and other parts of the Department of Defense, while at Boeing and Two Six Technologies.
For years, Adams has been an avid participant in cybersecurity Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions and is currently one of the organizers of the DEF CON CTF, the world’s premier hacking competition. A frequent speaker on both technical and cyber policy issues, her written work has been published by Lawfare and the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also advised and collaborated with think tanks such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology.
Adams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a proud alumna of the computer security club, RPISEC.
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Cybercriminals and Nation-State Adversaries: An Unholy Alliance with National Security Consequences
(10:35am - 11:20am)
Cyber Operations: The Stakes are Only Getting Higher
(1:35pm - 2:20pm)