Richard Clarke to Keynote 2nd Annual MANDIANT Incident Response Conference (MIRcon) Oct. 11






Clarke has served the last three presidents as Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security


Alexandria, Va., Sept. 12, 2011 – MANDIANT, the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions and services, today announced former senior White House Advisor Richard Clarke will keynote day one of the 2nd annual MANDIANT Incident Response Conference (MIRcon), Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel. Clarke has worked for seven presidents and devoted three decades to combating the terrorist threat to America.


Richard Clarke, who has devoted three decades of service to seven U.S. presidents, will keynote the 2nd Annual MANDIANT Incident Response Conference (MIRcon) Oct. 11, in Alexandria, Va.

Prior to an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, Clarke served 19 years in the Pentagon, the intelligence community and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence; and under the first Bush Administration, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, coordinating diplomatic efforts and subsequent security arrangements to support the 1990-91 Gulf War. In his storied career, Clarke has worked for seven presidents and devoted three decades to combating the terrorist threat to America.


Today, Clarke is a best-selling author and Chairman at Good Harbor Consulting, where he advises clients on a range of issues including corporate security risk management, information security technology, dealing with the federal government on security and IT issues, and counterterrorism.
“Attacks on critical infrastructure, government and private industry continue to outpace the information security industry’s collective ability to protect critical assets,” Clarke said. “I am honored to address the MIRcon audience of leading government and enterprise first responders, who each day face an onslaught of more systematic and sophisticated attack schemes.”


Now in its second year, MIRcon 2011 will build on its inaugural debut, providing attendees case studies and insights from the front line into how organizations are using MANDIANT’s solutions to detect and respond to advanced targeted attacks. Attendees will participate in sessions delivered by some of the most influential voices in incident response, malware analysis, reverse engineering and computer forensics. MIRcon is a one-of-a-kind venue dedicated to sharing incident responder war stories, accelerating the adoption of incident response best practices and that speed response time and mitigate risk mitigate risk.


Following MIRcon, MANDIANT will host MIR Incident Response training, an incident response training class for information security professionals and analysts who respond to computer security incidents using MANDIANT’s flagship MANDIANT Intelligent Response® solution.



MANDIANT is the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions and services. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Reston, Va., 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 11 books and quoted frequently by leading media organizations, MANDIANT security consultants and engineers hold top government security clearances and certifications and advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious computer science universities. To learn more about MANDIANT visit, read the company blog, M-Unition, follow on Twitter @MANDIANT or Facebook at





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