Charles Carmakal is a senior vice president with Mandiant and is based in Washington DC. Carmakal and his team have helped hundreds of organizations respond to major security breaches orchestrated by foreign governments, organized criminals and political hacktivists. Carmakal has 18 years of significant experience helping Fortune 500 organizations build and enhance security programs to combat advanced attacks. He frequently provides strategic security guidance to executive leadership and boards of directors. Prior to joining Mandiant, Carmakal served in various leadership roles within PwC in the US and Australia. Carmakal received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in management information systems from the University of Florida.