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How Does Your Security Hold Up? Take the Mandiant Free Cyber Defense Self-Assessment

July 19, 2023

Written by: Kerry Matre

Mandiant has developed a free self-assessment to help organizations of all sizes assess their cyber defense capabilities, and identify areas where they can improve their security. The self-assessment is based on the six critical functions of cyber defense laid out in The Defender’s Advantage, including intelligence, hunt, detect, respond, validate, and command and control.



Organizations often struggle to capitalize on the advantage they have from being in control of the environments that attackers are targeting—what we call The Defender’s Advantage. They often don’t have well-defined cyber defense functions, leading to a disadvantage in their ability to disrupt or minimize the impact of a breach. With this assessment, organizations can uncover which functions and capabilities need the most attention, along with negative impacts of disorganized capabilities.

Take the free self-assessment today and, upon completion, download a full report detailing steps you can take to improve your organization’s cyber defenses. The ultimate goal of the free self-assessment is to help organizations better understand their cyber defense strengths and weaknesses, and provide a guide for them to capitalize on their defender’s advantage.

The self-assessment is free to use and can be completed in about 10 minutes. To get started, visit the Cyber Defense Self-Assessment tool.

Note: The assessment has been validated by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an IT analyst, research, validation, and strategy firm that provides market intelligence and actionable insight to the global IT community.

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