Tara Houlden, Director, Red Hat Product Security Compliance and Risk

Tara Houlden

Director, Red Hat Product Security Compliance and Risk

Tara is a security compliance and risk management enthusiast, working across the organization and with partners to identify and control security risk. Tara joined Red Hat and the private sector in February 2020, after gaining experience as a 10-year federal civilian employee, most recently serving as the Cybersecurity Director and Command Information Security Officer (CISO) for Naval Facilities and Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in Washington, D.C. She has earned academic degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy and the National Defense University. Tara currently resides in Colorado with her husband and daughter where they enjoy their mini farm with dogs, chickens and dwarf goats.