Exhibit Hall Presentation
Understanding and Defending Against Cyber-enabled Information Operations
Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Exhibit Hall Stage B
Offensive cyber capabilities, such as intrusions, website defacements, and social media account compromises are increasingly being used to augment malicious influence operations. In recent cases, actors have conducted hack and leak campaigns and compromised news websites to post a deepfake video intended to demoralize the Ukrainian public. In this presentation, Mandiant Analyst, Sam Riddell, will summarize notable cyber-enabled operations and discuss Mandiant’s view of this unique nexus of threat activity. Finally, he'll make predictions about how offensive cyber capabilities could be used in novel ways to support influence activity in the future, including surrounding the 2022 US midterm elections, and offer recommendations for defending against this threat.