Beyond Intelligence with Katie Nickels

Hacker Valley Blue

Mar 25 2022 • 56 mins

How do you use threat intelligence to inform your decision making? In this episode, Davin and guest Katie Nickles take a deep dive into cyber threat intelligence. Katie explores the role threat intelligence plays in determining an organization’s security posture, how threat intel helps blue teams stay ahead of and anticipate emerging threats, and what the day-to-day of a Director of Intelligence looks like. Katie shares her passion for teaching and nurturing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and getting more girls/women interested in tech. Lastly, Kaite shares why she feels asset inventory is an inexpensive solution and great starting point for companies looking to kick off a security program.

Guest Bio:

Katie Nickels is the Director of Intelligence for Red Canary as well as a SANS Instructor for FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence and a non-resident Senior Fellow for the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. She has worked in cyber threat intelligence and network defense for over a decade for the U.S. DoD, MITRE, Raytheon, and ManTech.


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