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Today, I am pleased to announce the release of Mandiant’s newest
Strategic Solutions offering: Response Readiness
. In this post, I’ll explain what the service
provides, why our customer’s requested such a service, and who can
benefit from the Response Readiness Assessment offering.


In a nutshell, this new offering will give
customers the ability to assess their capabilities to detect,
respond and contain advanced attacks and recommend how they can
improve their defense posture to find and stop attackers faster.

Offering Breakdown

How do we do this? Over the course
of a year, Mandiant responds to hundreds of computer security incidents.
The Response Readiness Assessment leverages that unparalleled
experience to review a customer’s Security Operations Center (SOC)
and incident response capabilities against leading practices so they
can effectively improve their defense posture and successfully find
and stop advanced attackers quicker. All while keeping their organization out of the

During our assessment, we conduct an interactive
series of workshops at our customer’s office to review their ability
to detect, respond, and contain advanced attacks by examining and
baselining their current practices against our six-point capability
model which includes: governance, people, communication,
infrastructure, visibility, and response. Along with the workshops,
we provide SOC and incident response (IR) staff and management with
best practices related to workflow, incorporating threat
intelligence into that workflow, SIEM integration into incident
response, and a dynamic threat briefing aimed at detailing the
recent indicators of compromise (IOC) and attacker trends that
Mandiant tracks.

We then run the customer’s organization
through a specifically tailored tabletop exercise geared to test the
implementation of their organization’s documented policies, plans,
and procedures. At the end of the engagement, we return to Mandiant,
review all observations, and deliver the Response Readiness
Assessment maturity score, supporting evidence, as well as a
prioritized list of recommendations. These recommendations, or our
Roadmap to Success, are broken out into short- and long-term

Offering Based on Customer Feedback

You may be asking,
‘Why did they create this service?’ This offering was developed and
framed by Mandiant customer requests. Based on their feedback,
Mandiant has created a Strategic Solutions team dedicated to the
long-term strategic defense of our customers and their assets. The
Response Readiness Assessment is the first step towards building
these next generation defensive capabilities.

While current
customers of Mandiant products and services will find the Response
Readiness Assessment valuable, so too will companies and
organizations who haven’t worked with Mandiant in the past. Anyone
who wants to gauge the efficiency or maturity of their detection and
response capabilities, are unsure of their ability to detect,
respond, and contain advanced attacks, want to build intelligence
capabilities, or wonder if their incident response plan could be
successfully implemented are all excellent candidates for the
Response Readiness Assessment.


Now you may have noticed that earlier in
the post I stated that the Response Readiness Assessment was the
‘first step’ towards maturing our customers’ abilities to meet next
generation challenges. My next post will define Mandiant’s next
generation center which infuses security monitoring, threat
intelligence, and incident response. For now, let’s just say it will
have a significant intelligence component, and will really bring
defensive capabilities to a whole new level!

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