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The Inaugural Defender’s Advantage Cyber Snapshot

Shelly Tzoumas
Jun 06, 2022
2 min read
|   Last updated: Jul 12, 2023
Defender's Advantage

RSA Conference 2022 is finally here! The experts at Mandiant are ready to join in on the various cyber security conversations that will be taking place during the event—everywhere from the vendor floor to the keynote stage.  

We have so much to share about what we’re seeing from our view on the frontlines of the latest cyber attacks, and several of those insights are being shared in our special report, The Defender’s Advantage Cyber Snapshot.  

The magazine-style report is available now and contains articles on many important topics that we deal with today, including: 

  • Common Exploitation Paths Exposed on the Internet: Based on Q1 2022 data directly sourced from 21,000+ Mandiant Attack Surface Management customer collections, we identify the top five issues by name, and high and critical severity issues in medium to large enterprises. 

  • Data Collection and Analysis to Uncover Operational Technology (OT) Threats: We track data relevant to OT defenders in a variety of ways, which helps us to build a holistic view of the OT threat landscape. In this report, we share insight into our data tracking and analysis methods as well as notable threats identified between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, including ransomware and phishing emails using OT keywords. 

  • Technical Due Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions: Compromise assessments are one of the best ways to inform critical decisions required to complete a merger or acquisition. We share an example of one Mandiant Compromise Assessment engagement as part of M&A due diligence that revealed risky security deficiencies. 

  • Protecting Societal Events When the Whole World is Watching: Large public events–– such as geopolitical summits, elections, and sporting events––present unique cyber security challenges. We detail our recommended, multi-faceted approach to cyber security based on engagements for these types of events.  

The Mandiant mission is to make every organization secure from cyber threats and confident in their readiness and releasing The Defender’s Advantage Cyber Snapshot is just one way we hope to achieve our goal. 

Download the special report here.