Response Readiness Assessment

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

Based on our extensive knowledge of leading practices and experience responding to critical security incidents, the Response Readiness Assessment helps you review your security operations center and incident response capabilities. With a Response Readiness Assessment, you can determine where your program needs to go and how to get there.



The Mandiant Response Readiness Assessment provides you with a comprehensive survey of your existing security event monitoring, threat intelligence and incident response capabilities. It also delivers specific, cost-effective recommendations for improvement. During the Response Readiness Assessment, our consultants examine each area of your program to answer questions like these:

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

Do your response strategies support applicable regulatory and legal requirements?



Is your staff organized effectively and does your staff clearly understand their roles and responsibilities during an attack?



Does your staff have the training they need to respond effectively and efficiently when incidents arise?

Incident Detection

Incident Detection

Does your organization have the mechanisms in place to rapidly detect an incident?



Do you have a clear process for rapidly responding to potential data breaches?



Does your organization have the necessary hardware and software to respond across your enterprise?

What you get

  • Independent assessment
  • Best practices overview
  • Threat briefing
  • Tabletop exercise
  • Prioritized recommendations

M-Trends 2017: Trends behind today’s breaches and cyber attacks

Explore the trends that define today’s threat landscape based on Mandiant’s investigation of the year’s successful breaches and cyber attacks.

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Are You to Ready Respond?

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Remediating Targeted-Threat Intrusions

Learn why traditional solutions fail and how to develop a plan for successful threat remediation.

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M-Trends 2017 Infographic

Explore the trends and get statistics based on Mandiant’s investigation of the year’s successful breaches and cyber attacks across the globe.

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

- M-Trends

Our Approach

Over the course of the Response Readiness Assessment, we compare your current practices to our six core capability model. We then test your program using real-life scenarios our consultants experience every day. Finally, we give you a roadmap with detailed recommendations for how to build, mature, and sustain your security program.

Assess Your Capabilities

During the first phase of the Response Readiness Assessment, we examine your ability to detect, respond to, and contain threats. Mandiant consultants collect and review your SOC workflow, threat intelligence, and incident response program documentation to compare your current practices to industry best practices. Detailed interviews of your staff help us understand the your program's unique processes.

Tabletop Exercise

We put your processes to the test with tabletop exercises. Our consultants work with you to customize a scenario that simulates an incident. Common scenarios include system compromise, leaks of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), inappropriate data use, and threatening emails. During the exercise, we assist and evaluate your efforts from initial detection to resolution.

Recommendations and Roadmap

We provide you with a final report and presentation that blends our review of your procedures, your staff’s insights, and our observations during the exercise. Consultants working on the Response Readiness Assessment compare your program to applicable legal or regulatory requirements and industry best practices, and highlight your program’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.