ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mandiant, the leader in security incident response management, today announced Robert Mueller, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the fourth annual Mandiant Incident Response Conference (MIRcon®) on November 5-6, 2013. Director Mueller stepped down last month after heading the FBI for more than a decade, having begun his tenure the week preceding the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“After twelve years serving as America’s top law enforcement officer, Director Mueller can provide unique insights into the ways government and industry can work together to develop an effective cybersecurity strategy,” said Kevin Mandia. “We are excited to have the Director join us for this year’s MIRcon and look forward to hearing from him. “
Born in New York City, Mueller joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating from Princeton University. Following three years of distinguished military service as an officer in Vietnam, for which he earned both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart leading a rifle platoon, he went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1991, Director Mueller served for 12 years in United States Attorney offices in California and Massachusetts, investigating and prosecuting financial fraud, terrorism and public corruption cases, among others. Prior to his nomination for FBI Director, he led the criminal division of the United States Department of Justice supervising prosecutions including that of Pan Am Flight 103 (the Lockerbie bombing) as well as against Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. Currently, he serves as distinguished executive-in-residence at Georgetown University where he shares insights gleaned from his career in public service with students and faculty.
MIRcon is Mandiant’s annual flagship event attracting hundreds of professionals across all disciplines of information security. Attendees at the conference gather to engage with industry leaders, hear from top experts in the field, and learn what’s next in the fight against advanced, targeted attackers and share experiences about utilizing technology to detect, respond to and contain cyber-attacks.
Also slated to speak at MIRcon 2013 is General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency and current principal at The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, business development, and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services for clients in the security, defense, and government services industries.
For more information on MIRcon including a full agenda and online registration go to http://www.mandiant.com/events/mircon/.
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.
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