O'Neal, who most recently served as Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's Cyber Crime Division, will be responsible for expanding MANDIANT's existing federal practice, as well as gain access to new opportunities through longtime relationships in law enforcement and corporate America.
"Scott O'Neal brings tremendous federal and law enforcement experience to MANDIANT," said MANDIANT President Travis Reese. "We welcome Scott to the team and wish him well as he starts the next chapter of his storied career."
O'Neal began his FBI career as a special agent investigating national security, financial and government fraud, public corruption, and violent crime investigations in Norfolk, New York, and Chicago from 1985 to 1998. He went on to serve as Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the FBI's Albuquerque bureau, and in 2007, was appointed Chief of the Computer Intrusion Section of the FBI's Cyber Division. He was named Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's Cyber Division in 2008, and served in this capacity until his retirement in August 2009.
"MANDIANT has been tackling the most sophisticated malware threats on a daily basis for more than six years and no one does it better," O'Neal said. "I look forward to making a difference and to helping fuel MANDIANT's continued growth and market leadership."
O'Neal earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University. He is a member of the Illinois Bar, and holds Top Secret security clearances.
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, 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, or follow on Twitter @MANDIANT.