INI Seminar: Steve Surdu and Jed Mitten

Time: February 4, 2011 - 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Location: DEC@CIC


The INI welcomes two guest speakers from Mandiant Corporation, Steve Surdu, Vice President of Professional Services, and Jed Mitten (INI, MS16), Senior Consultant. The title of their presentation is "Finding Evil and Solving Crime."

The INI Seminar takes place every Friday, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. This week's seminar takes place at the Distributed Education Classroom at the Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC).

Speaker: Steve Surdu and Jed Mitten, Mandiant Corporation

Talk Abstract: Mandiant Corporation is a private company with offices in Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Mandiant provides computer security services to its clients by evaluating the security of their networks as well as by assisting them with investigating compromises of their environments when they occur. 

Mandiant will conduct a presentation that describes the major attack groups it faces, interesting cases it has been involved with and the investigative approach it applies. Mandiant will also provide describe some of the specific activities its consultants perform when they are supporting their clients on-site and from their offices.
Speaker Bio:

Steve Surdu has responsibility for Mandiant's Professional Services organization. He has spent his career providing information technology consulting services or software product integration services to large organizations. He has been an application programmer, systems programmer, tech support team lead and project manager. For the last 14 years he has focused primarily on security. He has deployed security infrastructure, lead complex vulnerability assessment teams and participated in a variety of incident response investigations. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a business degree in 1980.

Jed Mitten has provided his services as an information security consultant with Mandiant for the past five glorious years. Prior to his service at Mandiant, he worked as an application programmer contracted to the US Navy in San Diego. He has performed admirably in his duties, engaging in organizational security analysis, digital forensic acquisitions, software development, research & development, and application penetration testing. He has only been chewed out by a major multi-national on one occasion (which is pretty good, considering the amount of exposure he gets to them). He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and from Carnegie Melon University with a Master's degree in Information Security Technology & Management (INI MS16).