RiaMaria | Security + Software

Software engineer for over 5 years. Security since 2015.

Primarily a backend-focused developer, Maria has worked with a monolith, microservices, and in between. Among a variety of projects, she has worked with payment gateways, fraud/risk engines, GDPR/CCPA data compliance systems, and subscription systems.

She is currently a Staff Secure Application Engineer for the Security and Compliance team at Crunchyroll. Her security team builds internal security and compliance tools, manages the bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs, as well as wear many hats as small security teams do.

She enjoys connecting with other folks in InfoSec, and aims to lift up more underrepresented minorities in the field.

Skills and Interests

  • Security and Compliance
  • Python, PHP, MariaDB/MySQL
  • Security Awareness and Culture
  • API Development, Web Applications
  • Some Cloud Architecture
  • Git, OOP, Scrum
  • Herding Cats
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Economics

Currently At


as a

Staff Secure Application Engineer

Member of

  • Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu
  • Women in Security and Privacy
  • Women in Cybersecurity
  • Executive Women’s Forum

Talk to Me

I would love to hear about speaking gigs and volunteer opportunities.

Kindly take note that I’m not looking for a new job at the moment.

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