FireEye provides organizations with nation-grade level tactical, operational and strategic intelligence. It collects and correlates information on the motivations, intentions, and methods of attackers to help organizations proactively assess the risks that they face, detect and prevent attacks, and build the attack context for the alerts that they face.

After the suspected involvement of the Russian government in the 2016 US election (and European elections in 2017), FireEye is interested in studying if similar activity in smaller nations—in particular, in Latin America. The objective of this Capstone is to examine the influence operations threat landscape in Latin America, from the perspective of regional governments, with a focus on social media platforms. In particular, this project will examine how regional governments:

  • Perceive cyber threats in general
  • Perceive the cyber threat of influence operations
  • Plan to address influence operations cyber threats.