Laura Galante

Laura Galante analyzes how states use cyberspace, or more precisely, our information space. She describes a domain where militaries, intelligence services, criminal groups, and individuals actively pursue their interests—with far fewer restraints than in the physical world.

A leading voice on information operations and intelligence analysis, she founded Galante Strategies in spring 2017 to assist governments and corporations in recognizing and responding to cyber and information threats.

She previously served as Director of Global Intelligence at FireEye where her teams investigated network activity, profiled advanced cyber threats, and portrayed the political, military, and financial implications of cyber operations. A founding member of Mandiant Intelligence, her work has included leading strategic analysis, developing intelligence capabilities and offerings, and directing intelligence publications including: A  PT28: 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.

In November 2016 she spoke at the UN Security Council’s meeting on cybersecurity and international peace and security. She frequently appears on and provides commentary to: CNN, Bloomberg, NPR, BBC, Fox News, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Associated Press, and other global and industry media.

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 holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, and a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Italian from the University of Virginia.

Laura Galante analyzes how states use cyberspace, or more precisely, our information space. She describes a domain where militaries, intelligence services, criminal groups, and individuals actively pursue their interests—with far fewer restraints than in the physical world.

A leading voice on information operations and intelligence analysis, she founded Galante Strategies in spring 2017 to assist governments and corporations in recognizing and responding to cyber and information threats.

She previously served as Director of Global Intelligence at FireEye where her teams investigated network activity, profiled advanced cyber threats, and portrayed the political, military, and financial implications of cyber operations. A founding member of Mandiant Intelligence, her work has included leading strategic analysis, developing intelligence capabilities and offerings, and directing intelligence publications including: A  PT28: 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.

In November 2016 she spoke at the UN Security Council’s meeting on cybersecurity and international peace and security. She frequently appears on and provides commentary to: CNN, Bloomberg, NPR, BBC, Fox News, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Associated Press, and other global and industry media.

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 holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, and a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Italian from the University of Virginia.