Cybersecurity is a hot topic today. Rebecca Bace explains what we need to do to consolidate our efforts in this area, in hopes of instigating a new generation of cybersecurity.
Becky Bace is an internationally recognized expert in network security and intrusion detection. Becky is currently chief strategist for the Center for Forensics, Information Technology, and Security (CFITS) at the University of South Alabama and president and CEO of Infidel, Inc. Previously, she served as technical vice president of the Cyber Security practice for In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the US intelligence community; venture consultant for Trident Capital, where she served as resident cybersecurity technologist; and research program director and senior engineer for the National Security Agency. As a venture capitalist, Becky provided expert advice to a generation of security startups, including Qualys, Sygate, Tablus, iRobot, Arxan, HyTrust, Airtight, Neohapsis, and Thor Technologies, and she continues to advise a number of startups in modern IT. Becky also works with a number of organizations dedicated to increasing the participation of women and minorities in cybersecurity-related professions. She has written two textbooks, contributed chapters to five others (including the last three editions of the practice handbook for the information security profession), and participated in a NIST special publication on intrusion detection and response. Becky has been honored as one of the most influential women in IT security on numerous occasions over the last decade (most recently as one of 2014’s Five Most Influential Women in Security by SC magazine).
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