Vanessa Frost is a current cybersecurity graduate student working with Dr. Kevin Butler at the FICS research lab at the University of Florida. Her research interests include protecting consumer data privacy from third-parties, limiting the effectiveness of mass-surveillance techniques, and promoting anti-censorship technologies and protocols. After two years in a PhD program, she’s pretty convinced that nothing is secure and never will be and that the human species really took the Stone Age for granted. She’s grateful for the Internet that allows her to play video games with friends and still can’t wrap her head around the fact that most of the giants in computer science are still living. Her heroes include her mother and caffeine. She hates lima beans and public speaking.