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Eva Galperin

Eva Galperin is the Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and technical advisor for the Freedom of the Press Foundation.[1] She is noted for her extensive work in protecting global privacy and free speech and for her research on malware and nation-state spyware.[2]


Galperin became interested in computers at an early age through her father, who was a computer security specialist.[2] When she was 12, he created a desktop for her on his Unix/Solaris computer and she became active in Usenet discussion areas about science fiction novels and playing interactive text games, and she later became active in web development.[2] She attended college at San Francisco State University for political science and international relations while working as a Unix system administrator at various companies in Silicon Valley.[3]

Galperin joined the EFF in 2007. Prior to EFF, she worked at the Center for US-China policy studies, where she helped to organize conferences and researched Chinese energy policy.[4]


  1. ^ "Eva Galperin". Electronic Frontier Foundation. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Grimes, Roger A. (2017). Hacking the Hacker: Learn from the Experts Who Take Down Hackers. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781119396215. 
  3. ^ "Panel - An Evening with the EFF". DEF CON® 25 Hacking Conference. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Akademy 2013 Program". Akademy2013. Retrieved 10 August 2017.