With almost a decade of experience in software development, penetration testing and information security, Laura Bell specializes in bringing security practices and culture into organizations of every shape and size. Known for her no-nonsense, plain English approach, she has made a career from challenging the traditional fear-based formal governance approaches and calling out shameful security vendor practices. In addition to consulting, Laura conducts research and tool development in the fields of agile application security and human vulnerability assessment. An experienced conference speaker and regular panel member, Laura has spoken at a range of events, including Kiwicon, Linux Conf AU and Microsoft TechEd on the subjects of privacy, covert communications, agile security and security mindset. She is the founder and lead consultant at SafeStack (http://safestack.io) and lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and daughter.