Ric Messier, MS

Senior Information Security Consultant, FireEye Mandiant
Ric Messier is an author, consultant, and educator who holds CCSP, GCIH, GSEC, CEH, and CISSP certifications and has published several books on information security and digital forensics. With decades of experience in information technology and information security, Messier has held the varied roles of programmer, system administrator, network engineer, security engineering manager, VoIP engineer, consultant, and professor. Messier has worked for organizations in different industries and of different sizes. He was a senior member of a product security team at a large telecommunications equipment provider. He was also the lead on the team responsible for security at next-generation customer data centers at one of the leading internet service providers in the early 2000s. He is currently a senior information security consultant with FireEye Mandiant where he works with large companies on improving their security programs and abilities to detect and respond to incidents quickly, in order to keep them from becoming major data breaches.


  • MS Champlain College