Laura Galante

Keynote Speaker

Laura Galante has served as the Intelligence Community’s Cyber Executive and Director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) for the Office of the Director for National Intelligence since May 2022. In this role, Ms. Galante is responsible for driving a coordinated approach to cyber intelligence collection and analysis, aligning strategic investments with national security priorities, and leading intelligence efforts to respond to major cybersecurity incidents. Ms. Galante brings extensive security industry experience to her current role. From 2017 to 2021, she assisted multiple Ukrainian government agencies to improve their cyber defense operations, directed an international task force to monitor cyber and information threats to Ukraine’s 2019 presidential election, and served as an expert witness in multiple cyber warfare trials. She spoke frequently on states’ use of cyberspace at international and industry conferences including a 2017 TED Talk. Ms. Galante was previously the Director of Global Intelligence at Mandiant (formerly FireEye Inc.), the cybersecurity firm. Her team discovered and attributed multiple state and criminal cyber operations, to include the Russian military’s “APT28.” She developed intelligence products to improve the security posture of Fortune 500 companies, critical infrastructure providers, non-profits, government agencies, and international partners. Prior to her role at Mandiant, Ms. Galante served at the Defense Intelligence Agency where she led a team responsible for analyzing Russian cyber capabilities. She began her career at the Department of State. Ms. Galante holds a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Italian from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Ms. Galante is a proud 4-H alumna, a livestock club leader, and lives on a farm in rural Virginia with her husband and son.