Lauren Bedula is a Managing Director at Beacon Global Strategies and leads the firm’s National Security Technology Practice focused on cybersecurity, disruptive technology, and government acquisition.
Ms. Bedula currently serves on the Executive Board of the Silicon Valley Defense Group. She is a Senior Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. Ms. Bedula also serves on the Stimson Cener’s Alfred Lee Loomis Innovation Council.
Prior to joining Beacon, Ms. Bedula served as the Director for Policy, Emerging Threats at Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a national, nonprofit organization of senior executives who apply best business practice solutions to national security challenges.
Previously, Ms. Bedula worked as a research analyst for a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. She also previously worked as a Research Associate for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
Ms. Bedula previously served on the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and as a Fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.
Ms. Bedula graduated from the American University, with a double major in Public Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies C.L.E.G.: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government.