Introducing MITRE ATT&CK Defender

Rick Gordon of MITRE Engenuity Details New Training, Certification
Rick Gordon, managing director of programs, MITRE Engenuity

A recent study showed that even though 82% of cybersecurity professionals are familiar with the MITRE ATT&CK framework, only 8% said they used it regularly. This led to development of the new MITRE ATT&CK Defender training and certification. Rick Gordon of MITRE Engenuity explains.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Gordon discusses:

  • The concept behind MAD;
  • The components of the training and certification;
  • The metrics of success.

Gordon is an expert on security technology, business strategy and early-stage venture development. As MITRE Engenuity's managing director of programs, he oversees MITRE Engenuity initiatives, including the Center for Threat-Informed Defense, ATT&CK Evaluations and MITRE ATT&CK Defender. Previously, he was a director at the INOVA Health Accelerator, managing partner of the cybersecurity market-centric accelerator MACH37, vice president of product management at KeyW Corp., COO of LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, managing director at the Civitas Group, and CEO of Tovaris, a specialized encryption software company.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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