Cyber Talk with Mandiant: Mandiant Intelligence – Current Foreign State Cyber & Cryptocurrency Operations

Mandient Presentation

Date: 16 February 2023, 1300-1500 hours ET

All 2023 Cyber Talks will start promptly at 1300!

Mr. Andy DeFazio, Mandiant DoD & IC
Mr. Mike Barnhart, DPRK Operations, Principal Analyst, Strategic Intelligence and Government
Mr. Joseph Dobson, Crypto Operations, Principal Analyst, Strategic Intelligence and Government

Event Description
Massive heists. Nuclear bombs. Stolen art. In this briefing, Mandiant analysts Michael Barnhart and Joe Dobson will describe the techniques employed by Foreign State cyber operators to compromise targets around the world. They will describe the focus of various East Asia cyber actor groups, their tools, and methods used to target victims. Furthermore, this briefing details how Foreign State actors are compromising cryptocurrency victims, stealing assets, and laundering funds.

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