I am the CEO and co-founder of Anatrope, Inc. which develops wireless automotive technologies for the security and data analytics industries. Prior to starting my own company, I was the Manager of Operational Security for Embedded Systems at Cisco for their IoT and vehicle security research. Before joining Cisco, I was a cyber security researcher for Battelle Institute at the Center for Advanced Vehicle Engineering (CAVE). I was also a member of the GReAT team doing malware research at Kaspersky Labs. I have been an Adjunct Professor in the computer science department at the University of Maine's Portland campus since 2004.
My independent research was listed as #4 in "Top 10 White Hat Hacks" by Bloomberg and I am a contributor to the book "Security in 2020." I was listed in the 2019 book, "Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime." I was also featured in 2013 in the Discovery Channel’s documentary “The Real Story: Live Free or Die Hard,” based on the movie “Live Free or Die Hard,” and my SCADA/ICS research was featured on the USA series, “Mr. Robot,” in the Season One episode titled ”Brave Traveler.”
I surf, snowboard, and write an adventure sports and travel blog under a pseudonym.
Favorite Quote: "So you get hired to break into other people's places, to make sure nobody can break into their places." Sneakers, 1992.