On behalf of the Trident Capital Cybersecurity community we would like to pay a tribute to Rebecca Gurley Bace for her many contributions to the industry, our portfolio companies and community. She was a pioneer of the cybersecurity industry and was a true champion of diversity.
She touched many people in ways that will not be forgotten.
We had the pleasure to work with her from her early days at the National Security Agency, during her tenure as a Venture Consultant with Trident Capital and investment consultant at In-Q-Tel.
Her legacy lives on and she is passing the baton to all of us to continue drive innovation and diversity in our industry.
Thank you for your friendship, commitment and mentorship. You will be missed....
For those who are not aware of Becky’s contribution to cyber security, take some time to look her up. She overcame significant adversity—racial and sexual discrimination, a neurological disorder, a view that she was “unfit” to be educated, and personal tragedy—to become one of the five most influential women in cyber security. She influenced the very early stages of cyber security while she worked at NSA, where she was one of the pioneers in intrusion detection, and later Los Alamos National Laboratory. She was influential in the early stages of In-Q-Tel (the intelligence community venture capital fund), and was a major player in Silicon Valley’s Trident Capital’s investments in cyber security technology.