ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mandiant®, the leader in security incident response management, today announced its CEO & Founder Kevin Mandia has been recognized as one of Foreign Policy’s (FP) global thinkers for 2013. The fifth annual “100 Leading Global Thinkers” issue includes presidents and prime ministers, innovators and activists among those making an impact in a variety of areas in 2013. Designees were selected by Foreign Policy editors from this year’s biggest newsmakers along with thousands of nominees submitted by experts, policymakers , and others. Mandia, whose company’s services and products are at the forefront of cybersecurity, was included in the category titled “The Surveillance State.”
An information security veteran with more than 20 years’ experience, Mandia was singled out for his company’s landmark February 2013 report, “APT1: Exposing One of China’s Cyber Espionage Units”, that traced individual hacks of U.S. companies to Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army, supporting allegations of China’s involvement in state-sponsored espionage. In its recognition of Mandia, FP editors wrote “Mandiant's report has made it much more difficult for China to pretend it isn't launching attacks.”
In addition to being named a global thinker, in 2011 Mandia was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Greater Washington area. He has provided expert testimony in hearings before the House Intelligence Committee along with regular commentary and analysis on cybersecurity issues for national print and broadcast media including NBC News, CBS, NPR, Fox News, CNN the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He founded Mandiant in 2004, and the company was named ‘Best Security Company’ by SC Magazine in both 2012 and 2013. In November, Mandiant was recognized as one of Washingtonian Magazine's 2013 ‘50 Great Places to Work.’
Mandiant is the leader in security incident response management solutions. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, Mandiant provides products, professional services and education to Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, domestic and foreign police departments and the world’s leading law firms. The authors of 12 books and quoted frequently by leading media organizations, Mandiant security consultants and engineers hold top government security clearances, certifications and advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious computer science universities. To learn more about Mandiant visit www.mandiant.com, read the company blog, M-Unition, follow on Twitter @Mandiant or Facebook at www.facebook.com/mandiantcorp.