Hi! I’m Maddie Stone. 👋 I currently work as a Security Researcher at Google Project Zero where I focus on 0-day exploits used in the wild. I search for them, analyze them, learn from them, and write about them. You can find our team’s work on the Project Zero blog.

If you’re interested in learning more about me, Lily Hay Newman wrote a too nice profile of me for Wired: “The Unsinkable Maddie Stone, Google’s Bug-Hunting Badass”

Previously, I worked as a reverse engineer on the Android Security team at Google. I focused on hunting malware for Google Play Protect.

Before that I worked at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab where I focused on the security of embedded devices: all the layers from the chip to the firmware.

Through all of these endeavors, I’ve loved to speak at conferences and teach workshops to share all the fun. You can check out my different talks on the Speaking Engagements page. Workshops are linked on the Workshops & Tutorials page or on my YouTube.

I earned my Bachelors in Science with a double major in Computer Science and Russian and a minor in Applied Mathematics & Statistics from Johns Hopkins University. I also earned a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Outside of computers, I spend my time hiking (I hiked Kilimanjaro in 2019!), weight lifting, reading (love me a good beach read), and telling dad jokes.