Melissa Bischoping is a passionate security evangelist whose academic & professional background in human psychology and technology align to educate, advocate, and remediate the difficult security problems faced by businesses and individuals.
She currently works as an Endpoint Security Research Specialist at Tanium where she analyzes emerging threats, zero-days, and CVEs to provide subject matter expertise for internal and external customers. Prior to Tanium, she held positions in operations and security across the hospitality, casino gaming, and industrial/manufacturing industries.
Outside of work, Melissa pursues a Master of Science in Information Security Engineering at SANS, where she also competes with the nationally ranked Capture-The-Flag team. She is an active member and supporter of multiple industry nonprofits to support other women in security.
Melissa lives in northern Virginia with her husband, son, 3 sphynx cats, and 1 miniature pinscher. Her hobbies include tennis, backyard birding, a lot of plants and a never-ending list of DIY home renovation projects.