Center for Threat-Informed Defense

The cybersecurity challenges that we face transcend any single organization, sector, or nation. We work closely across government and see our adversaries carrying out cyber-attacks at every level of our society. We have seen state sanctioned attacks on our health care systems, financial systems and energy infrastructure. Defending against adversaries requires uniting industry across sectors to advance our abilities in threat-informed defense. The Center for Threat-Informed Defense (CTID) brings together leading security teams from around the world and organizations committed to funding public interest R&D that accelerates publicly available resources critical to cyber defenses.

ATT&CK Evaluations

Since MITRE introduced ATT&CK® in May 2015, the practitioner community has come to rely on it to enable better communications and management around cybersecurity. Our ATT&CK Evaluations provide vendors with an assessment of their ability to defend against specific adversary tactics and techniques. We emulate known adversary behavior to ensure the evaluation is threat-informed, and carefully select adversaries that allow us to exercise common ATT&CK techniques, as well as push the market to more effectively secure the world’s networks. We openly publish the results to provide industry end-users of these cybersecurity products with the information they need to make good decisions about what is best for their organizations.

MITRE ATT&CK Defender™ (MAD)

To close the skills gap by better preparing modern cybersecurity professionals against agile and evasive adversaries, MITRE Engenuity built MITRE ATT&CK Defender™(MAD).  MAD focuses on training and certifying practitioners in the mastery of real-world applications of ATT&CK in threat-informed defense. MAD is unique because the credentials carry no set expiration date, instead requiring recertification as the threat environment changes. Practitioners will have to recertify within 90 days of an update to the curriculum to ensure MAD-certified defenders continuously stay ahead of adversaries as the threat landscape evolves over time.