Women in IT Security: Eight Women to Watch

"Jennifer Stisa Granick is an attorney, educator and the director of civil liberties for the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School. A prominent advocate for intellectual property law, free speech and privacy, she has represented a number of high-profile hackers, including internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Beginning her legal work at the state public defender's office, she then became a trial attorney before shifting to a private practice where she specialized in defending cases involving computer crime. In 2001, she also began teaching cyber law at Stanford University. Granick was the civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation from 2007 to 2010 and then an attorney at ZwillGen, where she specialized in internet security issues.

Most recently, Granick was in the news for  her work on a case seeking to reveal how the government proceeds in matters of domestic snooping and how it strong arms companies into cooperating with federal efforts to thwart cryptography."