About the Speaker
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    Luke McNamara
    Deputy Chief Analyst, Mandiant Intelligence, Google Cloud

    Luke McNamara is the Deputy Chief Analyst with Mandiant Intelligence, with over a decade of experience in cyber threat intelligence focusing on emerging threats and trends. His research has appeared in Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Hill, The Nikkei, Lawfare, and other media outlets. Luke has presented at security conferences such as RSAC and Black Hat and hosts Mandiant’s Defenders Advantage podcast.

    In previous roles at FireEye, Luke led and produced research for FireEye's Strategic Analysis Team, delivering insights into macro cyber threat trends for executive clients. Before its acquisition by FireEye, Luke was an intelligence consultant and analyst at iSIGHT Partners. As a Cyber Espionage Analyst at iSIGHT Partners, his work involved tracking nation state threat activity targeting public and private sector enterprises from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. Prior to working in cybersecurity, he supported intelligence programs in the defense sector as a contractor, culminating in a tour on the counterinsurgency advisory group for the commander of the NATO/ISAF mission in Afghanistan.

    Luke McNamara holds a master’s degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and an undergraduate degree from Patrick Henry College.