Laura Lee is an Executive Vice President at Circadence Corporation. In this role, she applies her extensive knowledge and experience in cybersecurity workforce development to help organizations understand how to identify, assess, train and retain cybersecurity professionals.  She previously led the product development for the Circadence® Project Ares® next generation cybersecurity training and assessment platform and the Orion Mission Builder

She brings an exceptional record of leadership in the field of cyber exercises and training, previously directing the research and development at Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab in support of large scale exercises for US Cyber Command. She was instrumental in the creation of the first ever Cyber Protection Team Crew Operations Manual for US Military Forces and National Guard Teams using her concept of a small, agile mission team that has been adopted by the Army Cyber Protection Brigade as the standard.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Notre Dame. She also has a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. Laura is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds certifications in gamification and game development.  Laura was recognized as the “Cybersecurity Woman of the Year – North America 2019”. 

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