Ms. Beckwith is a former state police officer, and federally sworn U.S. Marshal. She worked as a financial fraud Investigator and digital forensic examiner for the State of Ohio and a Task Force Officer for the United States Secret Service in their Financial and Electronic Crimes division as an incident responder and digital forensic examiner. She is also Ohio’s first certified female police sniper.
Ms. Beckwith works as an Advanced Security Engineer for the Kroger Technology Tools and Automation team. In this role she is responsible for the planning, design and build of security architectures to ensure a strong security posture, compliance with regulations, and safeguard customer’s data.
She also conducts research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts.
Nicole recently worked as a Staff Cyber Intelligence Analyst for GE Aviation tracking and researching APT and cybercrime groups and conducting OSINT investigations for stakeholders.
She volunteers her time as a reserve police officer helping to augment the detective section, primarily working on missing persons, wanted fugitives, and digital forensic cases. She also volunteers as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Lakota High School Cyber Academy. In this role she helps recruit and mentor women, minorities and economically disadvantaged high school students. Her hope is to help develop a more diverse cybersecurity community.
Nicole is an international speaker recognized in the field of information security, policy, and cybercrime.