Speaker Bio

Katie Nickels is the ATT&CK Threat Intelligence Lead at The MITRE Corporation, where she focuses on applying cyber threat intelligence to ATT&CK and sharing why that’s useful. She has worked in Security Operations Centers and cyber threat intelligence for nearly a decade, hailing from a liberal arts background with degrees from Smith College and Georgetown University. With more than a dozen publications to her name, Katie has shared her expertise with presentations at BSides LV, the FIRST CTI Symposium, multiple SANS Summits, and other events. She is also a SANS instructor for FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence and was a member of the 2019 SANS CTI Summit Advisory Board. Katie was the 2018 recipient of the President's Award from the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu and serves as the Program Manager for the Cyberjutsu Girls Academy.

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Putting MITRE ATT&CK™ into Action with What You Have, Where You Are

2:05 - 2:55 p.m. CDT

MITRE ATT&CK™ has become widely adopted in the community as a way to frame adversary behaviors and improve defenses. But how can you use it for your team with what you have, where you are? Katie Nickels will break down the ATT&CK knowledge base so you understand how you can put it into action. She will explain the philosophy and approach behind ATT&CK, then dive into how you can use it, whether you’re a one-person shop or an advanced security operations center. Katie will cover how you can use ATT&CK for detection, threat intelligence, assessments, and red teaming, with a focus on actionable takeaways to help your team move toward a threat-informed defense.