Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service
B.S., International Politics
151: What a Threat Intelligence Analyst Does at Facebook & Why Coding Isn’t Necessary w/ Lauren Boas Hayes, Facebook [Main T4C episode]
Lauren Boas Hayes, a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Facebook, has built a career in cybersecurity as a practical application of her passions: human rights and social justice. A graduate of Georgetown University’s Class of 2013, Lauren majored in International Politics, completed a concentration in Security Studies and earned a certificate..
“I have specific questions that I’m trying to answer. And I’m just looking through the data to try to figure out whether or not I can identify signals that might indicate that type of cyber security concern. And then if I find it, then really interpreting it and saying, what can we learn from this? What does it mean and how do we respond? And making those decisions and either making them myself or teeing those decisions up for decision makers across the company who should be making that final decision and actioning.”
Best Career Advice
“Find a way to identify where those interests in human rights and in social justice work intersect with a field that’s developing and changing, because that way you’ll be able to have an impact on those issues you care about forever and in a space that really needs experts.”
International Relations, Research, Human Rights