Maria Mora is a Staff Application Security Engineer based in Unceded Ohlone Land (San Francisco, California)

Pronouns: They/Them/Themself


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Engineering-wise, Maria has worked with various systems including monoliths, microservices, and in between. Among a variety of projects, they have worked with payment gateways, fraud/risk engines, GDPR/CCPA data compliance systems, and subscription systems. They also consider themself to be kinda DevOps at times.Maria loves to script and build things, and nobody can take that away from them.Maria enjoys connecting with other folks in InfoSec, and aims to lift up more underrepresented people in the field. They also participate in various volunteering activities.

Skills And

  • Security Awareness and Culture program development

  • Information Security, Application Security, Security Architecture

  • Python, PHP

  • RDBMS: MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL

  • Compliance: PCI-DSS, GDPR, CCPA

  • GDPR and CCPA compliance and fulfillment automation

  • SAST/DAST tools

  • Systems design drafting and presentation

  • Service provider canvassing and assessment

  • Incident response triaging (SANS model)

  • Microservices, REST APIs, Web Applications, Serverless

  • AWS Cloud Architecture

  • Internationalization/Localization

  • Psychology, Behavioral Economics

  • Herding Cats, Kindness

I am

  • Interested in speaking gigs

  • Currently at capacity for volunteer work (advisory-capacity calls available upon request)

Currently At

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Staff Application Security Engineer

Previously At

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Staff Security and Compliance Engineer
Senior Secure Application Engineer
Software Engineer

A Part Of

  • We Open Tech (co-founder)

  • EFF (member)

  • OWASP (member)

  • DSA (member)

Talk to Me

I would love to hear about speaking gigs and volunteer opportunities. I'm also down to share knowledge.