Bridget Pelletier-Ross

Security Engineering Manager of CERT


WiCyS SV Board Member. Ask her about her role on the Board! 



Bridget Pelletier-Ross currently helps lead the CERT at Facebook doing threat detection engineering, threat hunting, and incident response. Prior to Facebook, Bridget was a member of the Cyber Operations and Analysis Research team at Argonne National Labs where she focused on threat intelligence, malware and cyber crime research, and developing mobile encryption applications. She is passionate about hosting and participating in CTFs and building a welcoming environment for women in security.

What cybersecurity issue is monopolizing most of your time or are you most concerned about?

Host, Network, and Email detection and response.

Bridget's Cybersecurity Tip

My tip is both for security and convenience - use a password manager! Mine is on my browser and my phone and let's me create super complicated passwords for every site and is always at my fingertips. That way I never have to even know my own passwords and can change them easily.

Why did you get into cybersecurity?

I got into cybersecurity both because I found it fun and interesting and because I had some really great mentors and a support system encouraging me to pursue this field.