Elfriede has a B.S. in Computer Science with over 20 years of IT experience, implementing effective testing strategies, both on government and commercial programs. She has implemented automated testing methodologies and testing strategies as an Internal SQA Consultant at Symantec, worked as an Assistant Director for Integrated Testing at the IRS Modernization Efforts, implemented testing strategies and built test teams as a QA Director for BNA Software, and was the QA Manager for the Coast Guard MOISE program. She is the author and co-author of 6 books related to Software Testing, including author of the book ‘Effective Software Testing’ and lead author of ‘Automated Software Testing’ and ‘Quality Web Systems,’ and co-authored the book ‘The Art of Software Security Testing,’ together with Chris Wysopal, Lucas Nelson, Dino D’ai Zovi, which was published by Symantec Press, Nov 2006. Her goal is to continue to help further automated software testing advances and contribute to solving the automated software testing challenge.