On behalf MANDIANT, I am pleased to announce that Richard Bejtlich will join the management team as Chief Security Officer and Security Services Architect.
Richard joins MANDIANT after four successful years at General Electric, where he served as Director of Incident Response and led GE's Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT). We are excited to have Richard join our executive team to architect additional offerings and focus on protecting our own enterprise.
In Richard's words: "A priority for MANDIANT in 2011 is to expand the team and the capabilities we use to defend our customers and our company. 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."
Prior to GE, Richard operated TaoSecurity LLC as an independent consultant, protected national security interests with me at ManTech Corporation's Computer Forensics and Intrusion Analysis division, investigated intrusions with Kevin Mandia at Foundstone, and monitored client networks for Ball Corporation.
Richard 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, Richard 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.
We welcome Richard to the rapidly growing MANDIANT team and look forward to his many valuable contributions.