Independent Cybersecurity Consutant
Valerie Thomas is a security researcher and consultant that specializes in social engineering and cyber-physical penetration testing. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering, Valerie led information security assessments for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) before joining private industry.
Currently, Valerie utilizes her skillset in the public transportation domain across a variety of operational technologies. Her unique Defense and civilian background provides her with a solid understanding of intrusion detection, data loss prevention, and endpoint (in)security. Her electronic and RFID training became a crucial element of her physical security specialization. While some choose to focus on cyber of physical security, she has chosen to exploit the weaknesses of the combination of the two.