Security Mentor Advisory Board
At Security Mentor, we are committed to excellence in all we do: our security awareness training, our service, our business. Meet the world-class team of experts who are members of Security Mentor's Advisory Board and couple their knowledge and industry leadership with a passion for security awareness.
Chief Strategist, Center for Forensics, Information Technology, and Security (CFITS)
University of Southern Alabama
Rebecca Gurley Bace is widely recognized as one of the most influential people in information security today. 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. Her career includes roles in research, development, operational management, and strategy in settings ranging from the U.S. Intelligence Community to a national laboratory (Los Alamos National Laboratory) to her role as a strategic venture capital consultant in Silicon Valley where she was a catalyst for a number of successful startup companies that have greatly advanced security and IT systems management. She currently serves as President and CEO of Infidel, Inc., her strategic consulting practice where she advises a wide range of clients drawn from public and private sector settings alike.
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.
Brianna Gamp is responsible for ensuring the security of the corporate environment, customer support, and 20 adjacent lines of business around the world for eBay Marketplaces. Prior to this role, Brianna served as Chief Security Architect for eBay Marketplaces where she worked with the business and technology organizations to design and implement security technologies and to ensure that product changes are pursued in accordance with a risk-based approach to security. For the last year, this has heavily focused on eBay's cloud, mobile, and agile initiatives. Brianna has been responsible for many programs including researching new technologies for secure authentication, implementing a secure development lifecycle, and ensuring eBay's current and future platforms have a strong security foundation. During her eight year tenure at eBay, Brianna has managed teams responsible for Security Policy, Compliance, Awareness, Audit, as well as Site Availability in China.
Leslie Lambert brings 30 years of experience in information technology and technical and business infrastructure to her position as Chief Security & Strategy Officer for GuruCul Solutions. She is responsible for company and product strategy, executive relations, strategic partnerships, as well as chairing the GuruCul Executive Advisory Council.
Before joining GuruCul, Lambert was Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Juniper Networks. Lambert was responsible for overall IT security management, including intrusion detection, threat vulnerability assessments, incident management, security awareness, prevention and protection against spam and malware attacks, and policies/standards/procedures development and deployment.
Prior to Juniper, Lambert was with Sun Microsystems where she held several critical IT roles, including: Chief Information Security Officer, Vice President of IT Strategy and Architecture, Vice President of Service Management and Systems Engineering Practices, and Vice President of Demand Creation Systems IT, as well as Vice President of both the iPlanet and Software Systems Group divisions.
Lambert holds an MBA with an emphasis in finance and marketing, as well as an MA and BA in Experimental Psychology. She also has degrees in mathematics and engineering technology, and has completed graduate-level study in computer science.
Lambert received a 2010 Compass Award from CSO magazine that acknowledged achievements in security leadership. Additionally, she was honored in 2009 by Computerworld as one of the publication's Premier 100 IT Leaders, and also named by CIO magazine in 2005 as a rising IT star as part of its .Ones to Watch. awards.