Laura Galante

Country: United States of America

Position: Cyber Intelligence Executive

Organization: Galante Strategies, USAID Cybersecurity Activity

Cybersecurity in the 20’s

Recognized as a leading authority on state cyber operations Galante equips governments and corporations to respond effectively to cyber and information threats. Her recent work includes testifying on acts of cyber warfare in matters of international insurance litigation, attributing major cyber-attacks and network intrusions, developing a cybersecurity framework for a Ukrainian government agency, and directing analysis for the Ukraine Election Task Force.

A Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Galante previously served as the Director of Global Intelligence at cybersecurity company, FireEye Inc. (Mandiant). Her teams exposed Russian and Chinese military operations and authored numerous public intelligence reports. Prior to FireEye, she led a team analyzing state cyber capabilities contracted at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. Galante has testified before the UN Security Council and regularly comments in global and industry media. She speaks frequently about the future of state conflict and security and has given TED talks. Galante holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the Catholic University of America. She serves on the board of advisors of Safeguard Cyber, is a term member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and runs her family farm in Virginia.

Speech Overview:

This talk outlines the stakes of today’s major cyber threats and anticipates the threat landscape of the ‘20s. We will consider our roles as tech professionals and leaders and the importance of engaging on the global information battlefield. Come ready to consider how your work is already intersecting with tomorrow’s major political, economic, and resource battles.

After her talk, Laura Galante will take part in a panel discussion on the future of the cybersecurity market along with Timothy Dubel, Chief of Party/Project Director at USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Activity, Bryan Anderson, Vice President of Operations at Veterans First initiative, Pavlo Kartashov, Director at Ukrainian Startup Fund.