Richard Bejtlich

Richard Bejtlich

Chief Security Officer, Mandiant

Richard Bejtlich is Mandiant’s Chief Security Officer. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise level intrusion detection and incident response working with the federal government, defense industrial base and Fortune 100 companies.

Prior to joining Mandiant, Richard was the Director of Incident Response for General Electric, where he built and led the 40-member GE Computer Incident Response Team (GE-CIRT). Before his work at GE, he operated TaoSecurity LLC as an independent consultant, protected national security interests for ManTech Corporation’s Computer Forensics and Intrusion Analysis division, investigated intrusions as part of Foundstone’s incident response team and monitored client networks for Ball Corporation. He began his digital security career as a military intelligence officer at the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC) and Air Intelligence Agency (AIA).

Richard is a graduate of Harvard University and the United States Air Force Academy. He wrote The Tao of Network Security MonitoringExtrusion Detection, and co-authored Real Digital Forensics. He currently writes for his blog ( and teaches for Black Hat.


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