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 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 team and 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 EmergencyResponse 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.
MANDIANT is the information security industry's leading provider of incident response and computer forensics solutions and services. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, MANDIANT provides products, professional services and education to Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, domestic and foreign police departments, and leading U.S. law firms. MANDIANT comprises one of the industry's largest incident response and forensics forces. The authors of nine books, and quoted frequently by leading media organizations, MANDIANT security consultants and engineers hold top government security clearances and certifications and advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious computer science universities. To learn more about MANDIANT visit www.mandiant.com, read M-Unition, the company blog: http://blog.mandiant.com, follow on Twitter @MANDIANT or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mandiantcorp.