Rebecca Gurley Bace is a recognized network security authority and consultant. Her career includes work with the National Security Agency, where her contribution to building the national intrusion detection research community earned her an NSA Distinguished Leadership Award. After the NSA, she became the Deputy Security Officer for the Computing Information and Communications Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she was responsible for one of the world's most complex security-critical computing environments.
She is currently President/CEO of Infidel, Inc., and a Venture Partner for Trident Capital. Bace is the author of "Intrusion Detection" (Macmillan Technical Publishing, 2000).