Mandiant launches Mandiant Academy offering security teams training from frontline cyber experts


WASHINGTON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Mandiant Cyber ​​Defense Summit – Mandiant, Inc., (NASDAQ: MNDT), the leader in dynamic cyber defense and response, today announced its new training program – Mandiant Academy. Leveraging Mandiant’s cutting-edge threat intelligence and cybersecurity expertise, the program offers training courses, certifications in incident response and threat intelligence analysis, as well as training for operational skills to meet the changing needs of today’s security teams. Delivered by frontline industry experts, Mandiant Academy is designed to help fill cybersecurity skills gaps by maturing the capabilities of field security teams and improving their ability to prevent, detect and respond to the evolution of today’s threat actors.

Closing the cybersecurity skills gap through training and certification

It is estimated that nearly half a million cybersecurity jobs remain open. This skills gap is compounded by the fact that cybercriminals’ tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) have become more advanced and unpredictable. Organizations should implement strategies that involve training their security teams to develop and develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills to defeat the threats at hand. With flexible delivery options to meet the specific needs of the organization, Mandiant Academy helps ensure that cybersecurity practitioners have the appropriate skills and the latest knowledge of the attacker landscape to be even greater assets for their organizations. before, during and after an incident.

To strengthen the impact of Mandiant’s training program, the company is working with VetSec, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps veterans build careers in cybersecurity, to provide access to the 33 members of VetSec, Inc. Free on-demand cybersecurity from Mandiant Academy. Threat Intelligence Training Course.

“We are delighted to provide a subset of our members with this robust program and access to in-depth training from cybersecurity experts who battle sophisticated attackers every day,” said Tom Marsland, Chairman of the Board of VetSec, Inc. administration “At VetSec, Inc., we work with veterans to help them continue to excel or transition out of the military and secure careers in IT and cybersecurity. This includes providing the best free resources like Mandiant Academy.

You can find more information about the work Mandiant and VetSec, Inc. are doing together here:

Cyber ​​Threat On-Demand Training Courses provide security practitioners with professional-level courses to learn essential security skills, including best practices in Threat Intelligence Frameworks, Attacker Craft , RFI analysis and more.

In addition to these courses, Mandiant Academy offers organizations a range of tailored training options, including:

  • A supervisor-based certification program designed to test security teams’ incident response capabilities and intelligence knowledge against real-world cyber threats.

  • Courses led by an instructor, dedicated to an organization or delivered remotely to individual security professionals.

  • On-demand sessions which can be taken from the comfort of a student’s home or other desired space at their convenience.

  • Immersive and hands-on experiences personalized to validate a team’s capabilities with real-world scenarios in Mandiant’s Cyber ​​ThreatSpace range, a three-day cyber simulation exercise that emulates real-world threats.

  • Security expertise and incident response courses taught by active security practitioners. Leveraging Mandiant’s extensive frontline incident response experience, these instructors offer first-hand knowledge of attacker TTPs, tools and malware to apply in the field.

Get started with access to several free Mandiant Academy preview videos:

Presentation of the guide “The Advantage of the Defender”

Mandiant is also presenting a new book, “The Defender’s Advantage,” aimed at cybersecurity professionals and organizational leaders as an educational resource. “Defender’s Advantage” provides expert insight into activating cyber defenses and using accelerators to gain an edge in the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. The book includes advice on building security teams with the right people, the right processes, and the right capabilities to research threats and manage incidents, as well as the expertise of leaders in the field, including intelligence teams. on threats and strategic advice from Mandiant.

Nick Bennett, Vice President of Mandiant Consulting, added: “Most cybersecurity organizations are focused on equipping their Security Operations Centers (SOCs) with the latest tools to defend against cyber attacks in their own. environment. Building a strong cybersecurity team goes beyond implementing the latest tools and solutions. It’s about finding and developing the right people to form a successful team equipped to navigate the rapidly changing cyber landscape. As such, our team of experts felt it was our duty to educate and bring together the cybersecurity community by creating a guide. Together, we can all work to improve cyber defense capabilities and close the industry-wide cybersecurity skills gap. ”

Mandiant Cyber ​​Defense Summit 2021 attendees can pick up their hard copy of “The Defender’s Advantage” at the event. A digital copy can also be downloaded here:

About Mandiant, Inc.

Since 2004, Mandiant® has been a trusted partner for security-conscious organizations. Effective security relies on the right mix of expertise, intelligence, and adaptive technology, and the Mandiant Advantage SaaS platform scales decades of frontline experience and cutting-edge threat intelligence to provide a range of dynamic cyber defense solutions. Mandiant’s approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cybersecurity programs and instills confidence in their readiness to defend themselves and respond to cyberthreats.

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