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September 2003

Rebecca 'Becky' Base: From government to guiding security startups

Rebecca "Becky" Bace -- Author and CEO, Infidel, Venture Partner, Trident Capital There's more than one way to influence an industry. Case in point: Becky Bace. Becky Bace During her 16 years at the National Security Agency, Bace helped foster IDSes from a conceptual technology to a leading commercial product. She also provided some of the seed funding for key computer security labs at University of California at Davis and Purdue University. Today, she helps guide startups as a venture capitalist with Trident Capital, while maintaining her role as CEO of network security consultancy Infidel. And, after success as author of Intrusion Detection, she's coauthored another book--A Guide to Forensics Testimony--to help techies testify as expert witnesses. What makes Bace unique, though, is a little more difficult to quantify. "Becky is a nurturing influence rarely found in this highly technical playpen," says Jon Brody, VP of marketing at endpoint security vendor Sygate. "Becky makes it easy for us to have adult conversations with ...

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