MANDIANT Names Richard Bejtlich Chief Security Officer, Security Services Archit

MANDIANT has 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)…Richard Bejtlich, former Director of Incident Response for General Electric, joins MANDIANT as Chief Security Officer and Security Services Architect. Bejtlich is one of the most recognized and respected names in incident response and computer forensics. (Photo: MANDIANT)

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 (News – Alert) 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 teamand 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.blogspot.com and teaches for Black Hat.

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