Meet Laura - Our application Security Instructor
Laura is taking you on a special journey for Junior Devs here at Developers Institute. She will share and teach her unique passion: Application Security.
Laura Bell is the CEO and Founder of SafeStack and its online training platform SafeStack Academy. She’s a renowned cyber security specialist and will be sharing her knowledge with our students during the 8 week Application Security course. This is not the only unique fact about Laura, and only few may know, but she is a leap year baby and her birthday only occurs every 4 years!
Before joining Developers Institute
Laura is from the UK and has worked around the globe. To name a few countries where she helped businesses get their security up to scratch: UK, China, USA, Switzerland, France and now New Zealand. Her academic career and work around the world resulted in a BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Wales - Aberystwyth, 2007, First Class Honours and got her fluent in: English, reformed Python, Java developer and Toddler
She has also worked on some very impressive matters:
Founded and runs SafeStack
Worked as Software engineer at UK government and CERN
Taught in China
Keynote speaker, panellist, teacher for major international conferences
And was part of some outstanding projects:
Wrote radiation monitoring software for the LHC at CERN
“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh, but my darling, “What if you fly?”
There is more to Laura than Cyber Security
Laura is a thought leader when it comes to cyber security, but she knows how to balance her passions and skills. In a professional environment, she uses her knowledge to translate between nerds and business folks to help businesses set themselves up for a safe cyber environment. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, old mechanical things, traveling and exploring as well as relaxing with a good movie.