March 14, 2017
Chief Strategist at the Center for Forensics, Information Technology, and Security at the University of South Alabama, Becky struggled against the discrimination against women pervasive in the industry, but persisted anyway, becoming one of the principal pioneers of intrusion detection technology. Entire companies exist because of the work of Becky and her colleagues.
Becky was a pioneer in cybersecurity research, having a career that began at the National Security Agency, before moving on to Los Alamos National Laboratory and then on to a number of private sector positions. She was an author and recognized leader in her field. Her most favorite role was that of mentor and teacher.