Response Readiness Assessment

Assess your ability to detect, respond to, and contain advanced cyber attacks

Evaluate your organization’s ability to respond effectively to advanced attackers and business-impacting malware, such as ransomware. Mandiant leverages first-hand experience in responding to sophisticated intrusions in addition to the latest threat intelligence and industry best practices to provide you with the insights and recommendations for improving your organizations cyber defense capability.

Evaluate End-to-End Incident Response Process

Evaluate End-to-End Incident Response Process

Understand where gaps exist in your technical and executive-level incident response processes.

Enhance Cyber Defense Capability

Enhance Cyber Defense Capability

Gain an objective review of your cyber defense capability, with prioritized, actionable recommendations for improving response readiness.

Improve Incident Response Effectiveness

Improve Incident Response Effectiveness

Improve your ability to respond to a range of threats, from commodity malware and ransomware to cyber crime and nation-state Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

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Response Readiness Assessment Features

Independent Assessment

Independent Assessment

An independent assessment of your cyber defense capability provided by the experts in incident response and threat intelligence.

Tiered Offering

Tiered Offering

Tiered offering for different security program objectives and budgets.

Tabletop Exercises

Validate your defined processes through technical and executive-level tabletop exercises.

Technology Enabled Validation

Technology Enabled Validation

Technically validate the effectiveness of your threat detection controls.

Prioritized Recommendations

Prioritized Recommendations

Detailed, prioritized recommendations and a custom roadmap to help improve your cyber defense capability.

Our Methodology

Using a combination of documentation review, deep-dive workshops, tabletop exercises, and simulated threat detection controls testing, Mandiant consultants conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your existing cyber security event monitoring, incident response, and threat intelligence capabilities to deliver prioritized improvement recommendations. During the assessment, our consultants examine six core response readiness competencies that make up a highly effective cyber defense capability.


The foundation for effective cyber defense, typically including the Security Operations Center (SOC) and IR function.


The people, processes, and technology that detect threats across the organization’s business architecture and support investigations during incident response.


IR communication processes to relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Threat Intelligence

The practices and supporting tools for understanding and detecting threat actor tools, tactics, and procedures (TTPs).


How the organization verifies and categorizes incidents, evaluates their severity, and determines proper response actions.


The measurement and development strategies needed to maintain and improve the cyber defense capability.

Six Core Response Readiness Competencies

Six Core Response Readiness Competencies

What you get

  • A report detailing your organization’s current cyber defense capability
  • Detailed recommendations for building or improving the cyber defense capability
  • An actionable roadmap of recommended initiatives for improvement (Tier II and Tier III)
  • Briefing with your technical SMEs
  • Custom executive briefing (Tier II and Tier III)


“The best-case scenario when experiencing a disruptive attack is that you are well prepared and able to minimize the damage.”

- M-Trends

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