Selena Larson is a senior threat intelligence analyst at Proofpoint on the Threat Research team. She collaborates with fellow researchers to identify and investigate advanced threats and develop actionable threat intelligence. Previously, Selena was a cyber threat analyst for the industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos, where she focused on advanced persistent threats to critical infrastructure including electric utilities, oil and gas, and manufacturing companies. Before moving to the private sector, Selena was a cybersecurity and privacy journalist, most recently at CNN. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her current research focuses on how global governments can better control and restrict offensive cyber operations from a national and international level and investigate whether and how existing deterrence operations and strategies are effective.

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