Lesley Carhart

Lesley Carhart has spent over 15 years performing incident response and digital forensics in challenging non-standard and operational environments, most recently as a Principal Incident Responder at the industrial cybersecurity company Dragos. Lesley holds a bachelor's degree in network technologies from DePaul University, degrees in Electronics and Avionics Systems from the Community College of the Air Force, and GRID, GCIH, GREM, GCFA, GCFE and GPEN certifications. In addition to private sector work, Lesley retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Master Sergeant in Cyber Transport Systems in 2021. They were deeply honored to receive the SANS Difference Maker Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022, as well as DEF CON Hacker of the year in 2020. Lesley is a cheerfully persistent advocate for building a robust and diverse cybersecurity community and workforce, running clinics on cybersecurity careers and résumé development across the United States - as well as an annual free online conference. Outside of work, Lesley speaks about adventures in industrial cybersecurity around the world, and enjoys coaching youth martial arts.