Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to Keynote 2nd Annual Mandiant Conference
Now Co-Founder and Managing Principal at The Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff will share frontline insight into the always-evolving world of incident response from a homeland security perspective
Mandiant, the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions, today announced that former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will present the keynote address at the second annual Mandiant Incident Response Conference (MIRcon) to be held Oct. 11-12, at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town hotel.
Mr. Chertoff served as the second United States Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009. In this capacity, he led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing U.S. borders or implementing plans from within the country. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Mr. Chertoff transformed FEMA into an effective agency prepared to deal with all hazards, as demonstrated during FEMA’s response to some of the worst natural disasters following Katrina.
Prior to serving as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as a federal prosecutor, where he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Today, Mr. Chertoff leads a global security advisory firm, The Chertoff Group, which assists clients in addressing threats related to terrorism, fraud, cyber security, border protection and supply chain security, while also providing merger and acquisition advisory services for clients in the security, defense and government services industries.
“Incident response is an absolutely critical function of any public or private organization because today’s advanced threats are highly sophisticated, always-evolving and perpetuated by threat actors with varying motives,” Mr. Chertoff said. “I look forward to keynoting and meeting with incident responders at MIRcon, and to providing fresh insight into risk management and mitigation from a homeland security perspective.”
Now in its second year, MIRcon will build on its inaugural debut, providing attendees insight into the Mandiant world of incident response. Attendees will participate in sessions delivered by some of the most influential voices in incident response, malware analysis and computer forensics. MIRcon is a one-of-a-kind venue dedicated to sharing incident responder war stories, accelerating the adoption of incident response best practices that speed response time and mitigate risk.
Following MIRcon, Mandiant will host MIR Incident Response training, an incident response training class for information security professionals and analysts who respond to computer security incidents using Mandiant’s flagship Mandiant Intelligent Response® solution.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 2,500 customers across 65 countries, including over 150 of the Fortune 500.
Mandiant, a FireEye company, has driven threat actors out of the computer networks and endpoints of hundreds of clients across every major industry. We are the go-to organization for the Fortune 500 and government agencies that want to defend against and respond to critical security incidents of all kinds. When intrusions are successful, Mandiant’s security consulting services – backed up by threat intelligence and technology from FireEye – help organizations respond and resecure their networks.
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