Assistant General Counsel for Cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security
Gabriel Taran is the Assistant General Counsel for Cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Law Division. During his seven years at DHS, Mr. Taran has advised on the full range of NPPD's cyber mission, including the deployment of technologies that protect federal Executive Branch systems, information sharing and incident response engagements with the private sector, and cybersecurity legislation pertaining to DHS authorities and information sharing. Mr. Taran has extensive experience working with attorneys and policymakers across the interagency as well as Congress and the private sector. Before joining DHS in 2010, Mr. Taran was a senior associate at WilmerHale, LLP, in Washington, DC, where his matters involved cyber and communications law, constitutional law, intellectual property and international issues. Before law school, Mr. Taran worked for five years as a computer programmer. Mr. Taran graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and Harvard University, and clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.