Sr. Advisor for Cyber Strategy, Fortalice Solutions
Alexis Lavi has an in depth knowledge of cyber security, risk management, national security policy, and ethical hacking. Currently, Alexis is a Senior Advisor for Cyber Strategy at Fortalice Solutions. At Fortalice, she manages and conducts semi-quantitative cyber risk evaluations and penetration tests for energy, defense and retail companies. She also has experience facilitating cyber attack tabletop exercises for major financial institutions, retail companies, and critical manufacturing organizations. In addition to her work at Fortalice, Alexis is the Lead Analytical Guru for Dark Cubed, a Virginia-based cyber security product company, where she is developing a probabilistic algorithm to detect cyber threats.
Previously, Ms. Lavi was the Homeland Security Project Manager at a small cyber security consulting firm in Virginia. Her primary accomplishments in this role include managing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Supply Chain Risk Management Program. Alongside Sandia National Laboratories, Ms. Lavi created a supply chain risk tool to assess the risk associated with the acquisition of an information communication technology product. In addition, she assessed the national security impact of IT companies subject to Committee for Foreign Investments in the US (CFIUS) cases. In support of the Presidential Policy Directive-21, Ms. Lavi created a 40-hour “Intro to Cybersecurity” course and a 20-hour “Intermediate Cybersecurity Course” for DHS analysts. Ms. Lavi is also a contributing author to the interdisciplinary textbook, Cybersecurity Fundamentals: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
Alexis received her MSc in Public Policy with a concentration in International Security from University College London and her BA in International Studies from American University.