Valarie Findlay has over twenty years in cybersecurity (what was known as IT security back in the day!) and cybercrime. She holds a master’s in Sociology and a master’s in Terrorism Studies focused on Law Enforcement and a Post-Grad in cyber threats as a tool in terrorism. She sits on several North American cyber and law enforcement committees and has extensively studied various investigative and interviewing disciplines, such as inductive, psychological, physiological and predictive profiling. As a professional, she has worked in federal security and intelligence for various government departments and has also experienced industry as an entrepreneur, navigating commercialization and the US patent and trademark process successfully for her risk intelligence software, TIGIR. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Sociology at Royal Roads University in Canada.