Lauren Bedula

Lauren Bedula currently serves as Vice President of Beacon Global Strategies (BGS).  BGS is 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.

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. Ms. Bedula oversaw the domestic intelligence and counter threat finance portfolios, working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, State and Local law enforcement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Special Operations Command. Ms. Bedula currently serves as a Co-Chair of the BENS Technology and Innovation Council.

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 is currently a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, whose mission is to carry out policy relevant research and analysis on homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity issues.

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.