Heather Adkins


Heather Adkins is a member of the Ransomware Task Force Steering Committee.

Heather Adkins is a 21-year Google veteran and founding member of the Google Security Team. As VP, Security Engineering, she has built a global team responsible for maintaining the safety and security of Google’s networks, systems and applications. She has an extensive background in practical security, and has worked to build and secure some of the world’s largest infrastructure. She is co-author of Building Secure and Reliable Systems (O’Reily, 2020), co-chairs CISA’s Cyber Safety Review Board, and has advised numerous organizations on how to adopt modern defendable architectures.