Written by Suzanne Smalley
Jun 21, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP
A former executive for the cybersecurity company Mandiant began work last month as the director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, according to her LinkedIn page.
Laura Galante is a longtime cybersecurity intelligence analyst who came to Mandiant in 2012 and served as its director of global intelligence, after three years spent leading the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Russia Cyber Analysis Team.
A spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) declined to comment.
The Obama administration established the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) in 2015 to produce coordinated analysis of foreign cyber threats based on intelligence gathered from several agencies and to share that analysis across the federal cyber community.
Galante succeeds two career FBI officials who previously ran CTIIC. One of them, Erin Joe, left CTIIC last summer to join Mandiant as senior vice president. Tonya Ugoretz, the inaugural director of CTIIC, is now the FBI’s assistant director in the Directorate of Intelligence.
Galante has recently been running her own cyber threat intelligence firm, Galante Strategies. The website for that firm said