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Bio: Rebecca Bace

Rebecca Bace Bio

Becky Bace is widely recognized as one of the most influential people in information security today. Her career includes roles in research, development, operational management, and strategy in settings ranging from the U.S. Intelligence Community (NSA) to a national laboratory (Los Alamos National Laboratory) to her current role as a strategic consultant in Silicon Valley. Ms. Bace is currently president and CEO of Infidel, Inc., a strategic consulting firm focusing on information security and risk management, and is a venture consultant for Trident Capital, where she oversees Trident’s security-related investment portfolio. Although Ms. Bace is acknowledged most often for her work in intrusion detection (she is credited with successfully funding and transferring the first generation of intrusion detection technology to the commercial market,) she is also considered an key influencer in other security technology areas.

Her publication credits include the books Intrusion Detection (Macmillan, 2000) and (with Fred Chris Smith) A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as An Expert Technical Witness, (Addison-Wesley, October, 2002) She is also author of NIST Special Publication SP 800-31 Intrusion Detection and the chapters on intrusion detection, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment for the Computer Security Handbook, 4 Ed., (Wiley, 2003) and 5 Ed. (Wiley, 2006), considered the definitive practice handbooks for information security professionals.

Ms. Bace was named one of the top ten security professionals in the industry (Information Security Magazine, 2008), one of the five most influential women in security (Information Security Magazine, 2005) , and received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Security Agency (1995) in recognition of her work leading the intrusion detection research program.

2014 Information Assurance Day

The Institute for Information Assurance at IUP, in collaboration with the IT Support Center and the Computer Science Department, will host the seventh annual Information Assurance Day on October 30.

Posted on 9/25/2014 2:41:17 PM

NSA Opportunities for Cyber Professionals

The National Security Agency has a number of openings for full-time positions in all of its mission areas. Students receiving degrees in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, systems engineering, or other information security and cyber-related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Posted on 9/25/2014 3:10:30 PM

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