The Strategic Analysis team at Mandiant Threat Intelligence examines hundreds of discrete data points from numerous sources, distilling trends from that raw information to identify the most important, common, and damaging cyber threats clients should prioritize in their defensive strategies. That’s what we’re talking about on this week’s episode of Eye on Security with our guest Kelli Vanderlee, Manager of Strategic Analysis at FireEye.
Kelli shares the types of topics the team covers, including industry and geographic-based reporting, trend analysis looking at the evolution of actor types or tactics over time, and examinations of cyber risks associated with common business situations, such as mergers and acquisitions. Kelli and I also discuss the evolving role of Chinese cyber espionage actors and how they may be becoming more aggressive and risk-tolerant than previously believed. We also delve into how the Belt and Road Initiative is driving cyber espionage—from China and other nations. In terms of the geopolitics driving cyber activity, Kelli believes we will continue to see more nation-states invest in cyber capabilities, as the rewards for this type of activity often outweigh the risks.
Listen to the episode to learn more about strategic analysis and the trends Kelli’s team is tracking in 2020.