Mandiant Presentation

4 August 2022 – 1300-1500 hours eastern

Intelligence Brief: Third Parties – The Pursuit of Long-Term Goals and Priorities During Global Turmoil

Jason Patrick Atwell, Mandiant, Principal Advisor, Global Intelligence
Timothy Gallo,
Mandiant, Strategic Intelligence Architect
Andrew DiFazio, Mandiant, DoD & Intel Community Lead

Event Description
Most Advanced Persistent Threat Groups are working off of established national-level priorities that change little over time and are not greatly impacted by crises and geopolitical developments. This is the result of historical priorities but also reflects the nature, capabilities, and interests of the organizations these groups are part of and take their taskings from. This briefing will explore some of the recent activities of China and Iran in this context, demonstrating that even though issues such as COVID or the Russian Invasion of Ukraine had some superficial effects on short-term activities, long-term goals remain largely unchanged.

Who Should Attend?
This event is open to the public for those who are eager to enhance the effectiveness of the Department of the Army Defense Cyber Operations (DCO) cyberspace and cybersecurity infrastructure through critical research, experiments, development, testing, and the development of innovative technologies. US Government (military and civilian), contractors, SOSSEC members and non-members are encouraged and welcome to attend to learn more about successful technology collaboration from these Cyber Talk briefings. The recommended audience is for: program managers, development teams; engineers, architects; security managers; security specialists; system administrators; and analysts who work in DoD cyberspace.

About The Consortium
The purpose of the Army’s Cyber Operations Broad Responsive Agreement (COBRA) is to spur innovative development, demonstration, and expedited delivery of prototypes for Warfighter readiness. When awarded an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) there is a requirement to join the System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC), the consortium manager for Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). For more information on joining the consortium, please go to

COVID-19 Restrictions
Due to the restrictions on group gatherings imposed by the COVID-19 conditions, this Cyber Talk will be executed virtually. To participate, please use the Zoom for Government link listed above or follow this link:

Any questions about the event or joining the consortium can be directed to Ed Aguirre of SOSSEC, Inc. at