FireEye went public as a safety equipment vendor in September of 2013. Three months later, in December of 2013, they dropped about $1 billion to acquire privately held Mandiant, a number one knowledge breach and incident response agency on the time.
Mandiant introduced a big workforce of skilled cybersecurity consultants, menace hunters, breach responders, malware specialists, engineers and professional providers personnel to FireEye. In essence, FireEye's different half.
Kevin Mandia, beforehand founder and CEO of Mandiant and at present CEO and board director at FireEye, went one on one with CSO as his one-year anniversary heading the corporate nears.