July 20, 2010

State of the Hack:
M-Trends- The Advanced Persistent Threat
by Robert Lee

In early 2010, MANDIANT released its inaugural M-Trends report.  This first report focused on our years of experience responding to computer security incidents perpetrated by the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT).    The "straight from the battlefield" presentation provides case studies detailing the most recent computer security incidents MANDIANT has responded to involving the APT. During this presentation we detail the main points of the report through anonymous, in-depth case studies of attacks against commercial, government, and defense industrial base organizations.  We demonstrate how the attackers gain access, how they behave once inside the victim network and the impact on the organizations.  And, because understanding the problem is only half the battle, we wrap up with remediation recommendations that really work. 


About the Speaker
Robert Lee is a Director in MANDIANT’s Professional Services group.  Mr. Lee has more than 14 years of experience in computer forensics, vulnerability and exploit discovery, intrusion detection/prevention, and incident response. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a founding member of the 609th Information Warfare Squadron, the first U.S. military operational unit focused on information operations. Later, he was a member of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations where he conducted computer crime investigations, incident response, and computer forensics. Prior to joining MANDIANT, Mr. Lee worked directly with a variety of government agencies in the law enforcement, U.S. Department of Defense, and intelligence communities as the technical lead for a vulnerability discovery and exploit development team, lead for a cyber forensics branch, and lead for a computer forensic and security software development team. 

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Lee also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University.  In 2009 he was awarded the Digital Forensic Examiner of the Year from the Forensic 4Cast Awards. Mr. Lee is co-author of the bestselling book Know Your Enemy, (2nd Edition).  He is also a co-author of MANDIANT’s Threat intelligence report - M-Trends: The Advanced Persistent Threat.

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July 20, 2010 6:30 PM

Government Printing Office
Room A138
732 N. Capitol St.
Washington, DC, 20401

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Note that ID is required for security.  Must pass through metal detector and bags will be x-rayed. Each guest must pass through a metal detector.  The guards will then take him or her to a reception area for ID check. The ID will be exchanged for a visitor badge, and the guest can then be escorted to the meeting room.