Mandiant ® Announces Launch of New Research Division

Mandiant Labs Scales Mandiant’s Expertise to Protect Organizations’ Most Valuable Assets

LAS VEGAS--()--Mandiant, the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions, today announced the formation of Mandiant Labs (M-Labs). M-Labs brings together Mandiant’s leading reverse engineers, malware analysts and researchers onto a single team that will drive innovation and automation across the company to support Mandiant’s products and services.

“At Mandiant, we recognize that innovation is the key to staying one step ahead of the adversary,” said Travis Reese, Mandiant president and chief operating officer. “Mandiant has already revolutionized how organizations detect, respond to, and contain targeted attacks. M-Labs concentrate many of the industry’s top security experts in a single organization.”

Mandiant Labs will be led by Jamie Butler, chief researcher and co-author of the best-selling book, "Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel,” and Greg Jones, Director of Mandiant Labs. The M-Labs team will focus its efforts on finding new and faster ways to process the intelligence Mandiant collects from more than a million endpoints monitored on behalf of our clients and the hundreds of thousands of hours our consultants spend investigating large-scale intrusions around the world.

Two specific areas that M-Labs will focus on include:

  • Intelligence Gathering and Analysis – M-Labs works with Mandiant’s consulting organization to collect, triage and analyze intelligence gathered from Mandiant’s ongoing operations that track advanced attack groups, including new malware samples and other tools, techniques and protocols of advanced attack groups.
  • Advanced Analytics & Service Delivery Automation – The M-Labs team will develop new and faster ways to analyze the malware samples and other new intelligence in order to provide our consultants and clients with the ability to conduct complex investigations in a matter of hours (vs. days or weeks).

“Time counts when responding to advanced attackers,” said Jamie Butler, Mandiant’s chief researcher and the leader of the M-Labs team. “The work of the M-Labs team will help our clients know where the attackers are, how they are behaving and help anticipate their next moves.”

For more information on Mandiant Labs please read the Mandiant Labs blog post on Mandiant’s M-Unition blog.

About Mandiant

Mandiant is the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions. Mandiant’s products and services protect the world’s most valuable data every day from targeted attacks. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Mandiant’s customers include 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 and advanced degrees from some of the leading computer science programs. 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.

Contacts

Mandiant
Susan Helmick, +1-703-224-3547
susan.helmick@mandiant.com

Contacts

Mandiant
Susan Helmick, +1-703-224-3547
susan.helmick@mandiant.com