Gabrielle Hempel
Security Engineer and Penetration Tester

Gabrielle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she studied Neuroscience and Psychology. She started her career in pharmaceutical development and regulatory compliance, and led specialized committees targeting Phase I, infectious diseases, and emergency research. She still serves on a board as a regulatory/genetic science consultant for NIH studies utilizing recombinant DNA, synthetic nucleic acid molecules and genetic engineering.


She moved to cybersecurity in 2018 and currently works as a Cloud Security Engineer in healthcare. She continues to pursue education through a graduate program in Advanced Computer Security at Stanford and has recently obtained her Certified Human Trafficking Investigator and Certified Expert in Cyber Investigation designations through the McAfee Institute. She collaborates with a variety of government entities and task forces in order to use digital forensics and offensive security to combat trafficking and exploitation.


She has spoken at numerous national conferences on medical device security. Her continued areas of research include embedded/vehicle security, IoT vulnerabilities, and medical device/connected healthcare security.