Tara Swaminatha

Principal, ZeroDay Law

Over the course of 20 years, Tara has committed her professional growth to the cyberlaw and security arena, culminating in her creation of a cybertise™-driven law and strategy firm. Tara served as Information Security Administrator for the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group), implementing the IFC’s first information security policy for 3,000 employees worldwide. As a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice – Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, directed technical forensic investigations for federal law enforcement agencies, assisted prosecutors and investigators across the U.S. with computer crime-related cases, and prosecuted IP crimes to combat massive online piracy of entertainment software, motion pictures and business software. In client’s security and/or privacy incidents, oversaw incident response effort and served as client’s subject matter expert, leveraging extensive knowledge of how digital evidence may be used to prove facts in litigation related to security incidents, thus minimizing the client’s litigation exposure during incident responses, investigations and data breaches.

Named a 2017 and 2018 Next Generation Lawyer for media, technology and telecoms: cyberlaw (including data privacy and data protection) by The Legal 500 United States, where she is “commended for her experience in high-profile data breach investigations” and “understands forensics and is able to digest technical reports in a meaningful and actionable way.” Named a 2017 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.