Mandiant Names Richard Bejtlich Chief Security Officer, Security Services Architect
Bejtlich joins Mandiant from General Electric where he served as Director of Incident Response and leader of GE’s Computer Incident Response Team.
Mandiant, the leader in incident response and computer forensics solutions and services for government, defense and enterprise organizations, today announced that Richard Bejtlich will join the Mandiant executive management team as Chief Security Officer and Security Services Architect, effective April 1.
Bejtlich joins Mandiant after four years at General Electric, where he served as Director of Incident Response and led GE’s Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT).
“Mandiant is rapidly expanding its high-end threat detection and response managed service offering, and is focused on building global security operation centers to address the proliferation of targeted attacks,” said Mandiant President and Chief Operating Officer Travis Reese. “We are excited to have Richard join our executive team to architect additional offerings and focus on protecting our own enterprise.”
Prior to GE, Bejtlich operated TaoSecurity LLC as an independent consultant, protected national security interests for ManTech Corporation’s Computer Forensics and Intrusion Analysis division, investigated intrusions as part of Foundstone’s incident response team, and monitored client networks for Ball Corporation.
“A priority for Mandiant in 2011 is to expand the team and the capabilities we use to defend our customers and our company,” Bejtlich said. “Organizations across the globe depend on MANDIANT to protect their information from an array of digital threats. I welcome the challenge posed by my new role, and the opportunity to join this distinguished group.”
Bejtlich began his digital security career as a military intelligence officer at the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), and Air Intelligence Agency (AIA).
A graduate of Harvard University and the United States Air Force Academy, Bejtlich is the author of both The Tao of Network Security Monitoring and Extrusion Detection, and co-author of Real Digital Forensics. He also writes for his blog taosecurity and teaches for Black Hat.
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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