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Laura Galante

Senior Fellow

Atlantic Council



Cybersecurity Data Government International Policy Military National Security

A leading authority on state cyber operations, Laura founded Galante Strategies to equip governments and corporations to respond effectively to cyber and information threats. Her work includes directing analysis for the 2019 Ukrainian Election Task Force, developing a security framework for the Ukrainian government, and serving as an expert witness for cyber warfare claims. A Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Galante previously served as the Director of Global Intelligence at FireEye Inc. Her teams exposed military operations and authored numerous intelligence reports. Prior to FireEye, she led a team at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Galante has testified before the UN Security Council and regularly comments in global media. She speaks frequently about the future of state conflict and security and gave a TED talk at TED2017. 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.

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Keywords: cyber, cybersecurity, intelligence, Ukraine, Russia, Balkans, national security, Internet, disinformation, misinformation, information operations, influence operations, hacking, hackers, advanced persistent threat, defense, computer network operations, future conflict, cyberwarfare