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10 More Women in Security You May Not Know But Should

Dark Reading, Kelly Sheridan, July 31, 2018

Marcelle Lee
Threat Researcher, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions

Marcelle Lee is a threat researcher with LookingGlass Cyber Solutions (LGC), an adjunct professor in digital forensics and network security, and a provider of security consulting and training services through her own company, Fractal Security Group. Before joining the LGC team, she worked as a malwareMalware: A generic term for a software that is designed to disable or otherwise damage computers, networks and computer systems LookingGlass Cyber (n) - another type of cold that can destroy a computer by latching on to destroy other programs. analyst for the Department of Defense, and prior to that was full-time staff in the cybersecurityCybersecurity: A set of security techniques that are designed to protect the integrity of computer systems, programs and data from theft and damage to their hardware, software or other information as well as the disruption and misappropriation of their services. LookingGlass Cyber (n) - Professional paid ninjas who protect the cyber world from cyber attacks. Everybody is doing it, but we have the double black belt with the Versace logo. So yeah, we’re really good. program at her local community college in Arnold, Md.

In her current role as a threat researcher, Lee responds to customer queries about technical topics and works on projects to grow the collection posture and knowledge base of her team. She’s also digging into some research on cryptojacking miners and observing related mining activity, in addition to researching, analyzing, and cataloging malware for incorporation in ScoutPrime. Lee writes technical reports for customer distribution and blogs for the LGC website, and says she’s especially fond of tracking down and analyzing phishingPhishing: The use of emails that appear to be from a legitimate, trusted source that are enticed to trick recipients into entering valid credentials including personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers into a fake platform or service. LookingGlass Cyber (n) - tailoring an attack (such as email) to garner trust and credentials that are then used maliciously. The preverbal digital version of the ol' hook and bait. campaigns.

“What I’ve learned in my security career is that you never stop learning,” Lee says. “With regard to goals, I want to become more proficient in both YARA and Python and would like to attempt the OSCP certification in 2019.”

Lee also plans to continue her volunteer outreach efforts and become more involved in diversity-related organizations. She intends to continue sharing her expertise at industry conferences; this year, you can see her upcoming talks at DEF CON 26 and HackerHalted. In doing this, she hopes to inspire more women to consider careers in the security field.

“I plan to continue submitting to conferences, as I think the best way I can help get more women into the field is by being a role model and mentor. Speaking at conferences affords me the opportunity to demonstrate that women in tech do indeed exist and can even look like ‘normal’ middle-aged moms – which I am, except for maybe the normal part,” she jokes.


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