Katie Nickels

Director of Intelligence, Red Canary

Katie is the Director of Intelligence for Red Canary as well as a SANS Certified Instructor for FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence. She has worked on cyber threat intelligence (CTI) and network defense for over a decade, including in her previous role as the Threat Intelligence Lead for MITRE ATT&CK. Katie hails from a liberal arts background with degrees from Smith College and Georgetown University. She has shared her expertise via presentations, webcasts, tweets, and blog posts, including through her personal blog, “Katie’s Five Cents." Katie has also served as a co-chair of the SANS CTI Summit and FIRST CTI Symposium. She is a recipient of the President's Award from the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu and serves as the Program Manager for the Cyberjutsu Girls Academy.

    • SUMMIT 2021
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    Quick Look: These Aren't the Threats You're Looking For: How Our APT Focus Ruins CTI