Mary DuBard is an application security engineer at The New York Times (NYT). Outside of her work helping developers to write secure code, she also sits on the NYT Architecture Review Board, which reviews new technology proposals. Previously, she worked as a pen testing consultant at Aon's Cyber Solutions, testing the security posture of Forbes 500 companies. She also gained internship experience in software engineering from Google and Facebook. During her studies, she conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of its Internet Policy Research Initiative, analyzing online privacy policies over time. She hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science and American studies from Wellesley College.