Consolidation continues in the security industry with the acquisition of Mandiant by FireEye. FireEye makes malware prevention systems, while Mandiant is best known for their forensic work in tracking down hackers, such as the "Comment Crew" of the Peoples Liberation Army. It will be interesting to see what the combination looks like.
About Andy Sherman
Andy Sherman, Eden Technologies’ security practice lead has a PhD in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and started his career in the academic world. He then went to AT&T Bell Laboratories where he discovered the power – and hazards – of large distributed computer networks. It was also at Bell Labs, during the early days of the Internet, that Andy became interested in the security problems associated with public networks. From Bell Labs Andy moved to the financial services industry. There he worked on a large range of infrastructure design, deployment, and management projects, but is best known for his 15+ years in information and technology security.