Lead Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Target
Kelsey Helms is a Lead Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst and a leader in the retail industry cyber research field. She began her cybersecurity career as an engineer, working as a subject matter expert to secure telecom networks. After planning and executing a major update to legacy systems to safeguard users, Helms turned her attention to researching potential threats in the cyber landscape, leading her to join the threat intelligence community.
Her work since has concentrated on solution-focused research and trend analysis to help companies predict, preempt, and prepare for potential attacks. She’s worked with multiple information sharing groups to help others in various companies, industries, and sectors make important decisions in terms of where to spend their time and resources. Her work in this capacity has aided in the identification, arrest, and prosecution of cybercriminals. Helms currently works for Target Corporation’s Cyber Security team, received her BS in Computer Science from Oregon State, and is currently earning her MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.