About The Speaker

Laura Lee

Vice President of Training; By Light Corporation






As Vice President of Training at By Light Corporation, Ms. Lee leads a product development team committed to cybersecurity teaching, training and testing which is user-driven, and focused on active and continuous learning. She also develops concepts to support cyber exercises for the US Cyber Mission Forces as part of the Persistent Cyber Training Environment. She previously led product development for Project Ares®, a next generation, cybersecurity training and assessment platform, as well as for the Orion Mission Builder. Ms. Lee still trains numerous commercial and military defense teams for critical infrastructure, and uses Project Ares in large-scale, city-wide exercises. Additionally, she incorporates it into Immersive Cyber Defense, the graduate-level class she currently teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Ms. Lee previously directed the research and development at Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, in support of large-scale exercises for US Cyber Command. Using her concept of a small, agile mission team, (now adopted as the standard), she was instrumental in creating the first-ever Cyber Protection Team Crew Operations Manual for US Military Forces and National Guard Teams. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Notre Dame, and a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and holds certifications in gamification and game development. Ms. Lee has earned the title: “Cybersecurity Woman of the Year – North America 2019.”