We specialize in building teams and programs that can respond to today’s cyber and information threats. In 2017, we worked with agencies and officials in the Swedish, Kosovar, and Serbian governments to further their respective programs and security objectives. In 2018, we’re engaged with several European governments to implement cybersecurity strategies, develop institutional capacity and information sharing practices, advise on security operations centers and intelligence methodologies, and more. We frequently work with the US Agency for International Development and US Department of State and multiple private sector partners to complement their strategic security initiatives. Our network of leading international cybersecurity professionals and intelligence analysts gives us the ability to take on projects that span the multiple security disciplines—from network defense to finished analytic products and white papers.
Laura speaks frequently about how states wield power in cyberspace. Drawing on a decade of experience analyzing cyber threats at the Department of Defense and later at cybersecurity companies, Mandiant and FireEye, Laura breaks down the whirlwind of cybersecurity developments and vividly explains the dynamics of cyber threats. Her audiences range from heads of government to rural church congregations, manufacturing consortiums to international journalists—and just about every vertical, geography and age group in between. She is an energetic speaker who seeks to make the dynamics of cyberspace accessible and leave her audiences with a renewed sense of agency and purpose.
Founder, Galante Strategies • Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Laura founded Galante Strategies LLC in 2017 to assist governments and corporations in analyzing and responding to cyber and information threats. A Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, she contributes to the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security. Her current research focuses on how governments and localities can invest in tomorrow’s digital workforce.
Previously as Director of Global Intelligence at the cybersecurity company FireEye Inc., her teams investigated network activity, profiled and attributed advanced cyber threats.
A founding member of the Mandiant (FireEye-acquired) Intelligence, her work has included leading strategic analysis, developing intelligence capabilities and offerings, and directing publications including: APT28: A Window into Russia’s State Cyber Espionage; Red Line Drawn: China Recalculates its Use of Cyber Espionage; and Hacking the Street? FIN4 Likely Playing the Market, among others.
Prior to her work at FireEye and Mandiant, Laura led a contractor team analyzing cyber capability development and military doctrine at the U.S. Department of Defense. She supported the 2010 U.S.-Russia bilateral information security talks.
Laura gave a TED talk at TED2017, has appeared before the UN Security Council’s meeting on cybersecurity and international peace and security in 2016, and has spoken at the request of the State Department on cybersecurity to multiple European governments and companies. She frequently appears on and provides commentary to: NPR, CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Associated Press, and other global and industry media.
Laura holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, and a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Italian from the University of Virginia. She serves on the board of the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center. She lives in Virginia with her family.
SZ.de - Hacker-Jägerin: Sicherheitsberaterin Laura Galante über die Cyber-Angriffe gegen Emmanuel Macron, den Bundestag, die Demokratische Partei in den USA - und darüber, was Putin mit all dem bezweckt.
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