Terra Cooke, Security and Compliance Advocate. Terra Cooke is an advocate for security, compliance, and doing things not to check the box but because that’s how good business should be done. She’s worn many hats but found her passion in compliance and trying to determine how it can happily coexist with various compliance walks of life. Here career has taken her along many paths including working in the federal government across many roles, as an IT/IS auditor in support of various federal agencies, a consultant, independent contractor, and now serving as the sole compliance guardian for a startup in Bellevue. As a Black, queer woman in the security, she’s vocal in speaking out against the severe lack of minorities and marginalized groups in technology and security industries and companies blanketed, lazy approach to diversity and inclusion.