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.
Formally trained by the United States Secret Service at the National Computer Forensics Institute in digital forensics, network investigations, network intrusion response and virtual currency investigations. Recently Nicole developed two cybersecurity training programs, teaching more than 1600 officers how to respond to cybercrime and over 4400 government employees on information security best practices. She is also Ohio’s first certified female police sniper.
In her role as a Sr. Cyber Intelligence Analyst at GE Aviation she curates the Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIRs) for each stakeholder the Cyber Intel team works with, ensuring satisfaction with the intelligence product gathered and delivered by the team. Additionally, she serves as the Intel liaison to the Insider Threat task force, the OT, Labs and Test Cells team and the US Government.
In her day to day tasks, Ms. Beckwith acquires, and processes raw data supplied from multiple sources. She then evaluates and interprets that processed information through threat modeling, pivoting, frequency analysis and threat hunting. This data is used to create detection signatures, actor profiles, and internal enrichment reports. Finally, this intelligence is delivered to stakeholders in the form of weekly summaries, reports, and newsletters. Ms. Beckwith writes monthly articles to inform the cleared staff at GE Aviation and also designs and writes articles for the quarterly newsletter for the OT/ICS staff.
During her first year at GE she took the initiative to develop a robust outreach program for both internal and external outreach which has helped the Cyber Technology and Risk team create lasting partnerships and awareness. As part of this outreach, she is currently leading a team to develop a Girls in Cyber program with the Lakota School District in tandem with the Lakota Cyber Academy.
Nicole is an international speaker recognized in the field of information security, policy, and cybercrime.