Lauren Bedula is Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies, a strategic advisory firm specializing in international policy, defense, cyber, intelligence, and homeland security. At Beacon, Ms. Bedula’s work focuses on cybersecurity, innovation, and disruptive technology in the national security landscape.
Ms. Bedula currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) Technology and Innovation Council, Senior Fellow at the George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.
Prior to joining Beacon, Ms. Bedula served as the Director for Policy, Emerging Threats at BENS, a national, nonprofit organization of senior executives who apply best business practice solutions to national security challenges. Ms. Bedula oversaw the domestic intelligence and counter threat finance portfolios, working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Special Operations Command.
Previously, Ms. Bedula worked 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
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.