|Formerly||Red Cliff Consulting (2004–2006)|
|Headquarters||Reston, Virginia, U.S.|
|Kevin Mandia, CEO|
|Revenue||US$400 million (2021)|
Number of employees
Mandiant is a publicly traded American cybersecurity firm. It rose to prominence in February 2013 when it released a report directly implicating China in cyber espionage. In December 2013, Mandiant was acquired by FireEye for $1 billion, who eventually sold the FireEye product line, name, and its employees to Symphony Technology Group for $1.2 billion in June 2021. In March 2022, Google announced that it would acquire the company for $5.4 billion and integrate it into its Google Cloud division.
Kevin Mandia, a former United States Air Force officer who serves as the company's chief executive officer, founded Mandiant as Red Cliff Consulting in 2004 before rebranding to its current name in 2006. In 2011, Mandiant received funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to expand its staff and grow its business-to-business operations, providing incident response and general security consulting along with incident management products to major global organizations, governments, and Fortune 100 companies. Its 2012 revenues were over $100 million, up 76% from 2011.
Mandiant was awarded both the 2012 and 2013 SC Award for exemplary professional leadership in information technology security. It is also the creator of OpenIOC (Open Indicators of Compromise), an extensible XML schema for the description of technical characteristics that identify threats, security hackers' methodologies, and evidence of compromise. In February 2013, Mandiant released a report documenting evidence of cyber attacks by the People's Liberation Army, specifically Pudong-based PLA Unit 61398, targeting at least 141 organizations in the United States and other English-speaking countries extending as far back as 2006. In the report, Mandiant referred to the espionage unit as "APT1".
In December 2013, Mandiant was acquired by FireEye for $1 billion.
In October 2020, the company announced Mandiant Advantage, a subscription-based SaaS platform designed to augment and automate security response teams which combined the threat intelligence gathered by Mandiant and data from cyber incident response engagements; in December, the company investigated a major supply chain attack by SolarWinds on U.S. government infrastructure.
In May 2021, Mandiant was contracted to assist in the response to a ransomware incident impacting Colonial Pipeline, a fuel pipeline operator that supplies close to half of the gasoline, diesel, and other fuels to the East Coast of the U.S. In June, the company was spun off of FireEye as part of the latters's acqusition by Symphony Technology Group. In August, the company acquired Intrigue, which specialized in surface management. In March 2022, it was announced that the company would be acquired by Google for $5.4 billion and subsequently integrated into the Google Cloud division.