Mary Brooks

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Mary Brooks is the senior research associate for Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats at R Street Institute. Her areas of focus include securing 5G and ICT infrastructure, technology and human rights, and how public audiences understand cyber power and security. Most recently, she was the lead researcher and associate producer for The Perfect Weapon (2020), an HBO documentary that explores the rise of cyber conflict as a key feature of modern inter-state competition. Prior to that, she served as the special assistant for a DC-based international human rights law firm dedicated to freeing political prisoners. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in government and a language certificate in Arabic.

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