Katie Nickels

Katie Nickels

ATT&CK Threat Intelligence Lead – The MITRE Corporation

As the Threat Intelligence Lead for the MITRE ATT&CK team, Katie focuses on applying cyber threat intelligence to ATT&CK and evangelizing how that helps analysts and defenders. She has worked in threat intelligence and network defense for nearly a decade, with much of that time spent helping Security Operations Centers navigate how to apply threat intelligence to defenses. Prior to starting with MITRE in 2015, Katie worked for Raytheon, ManTech, and the Department of Defense as a cyber threat analyst. She has presented at several conferences, including BSides Las Vegas and the SANS Threat Hunting Summit.

Katie hails from a liberal arts background with degrees from Smith College and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. When she’s not losing her mind over group aliases, Katie also enjoys CrossFitting, baking cookies, and teaching teenage girls about cybersecurity as the Program Manager of the Cyberjutsu Girls Academy.

Presentation: ATT&CKing FIN7: The Value of Using Frameworks for Threat Intelligence