MITRE ATT&CK Defender™

MITRE Engenuity & Cybrary bring you unlimited free
MITRE ATT&CK® Framework online training.

MITRE ATT&CK Defender (MAD) training is designed by the creators of the MITRE ATT&CK framework

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Steve Luke

Director of Content

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Adam Pennington


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Jamie Williams

Lead Cyber Adversarial Engineer

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Jackie Lasky

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

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Amy L. Robertson

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

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Andy Applebaum

Principal Cybersecurity Engineer

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Clem Skorupka

Principal Cybersecurity Engineer

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Training by enrolling today

There are three courses available now, to enable defenders to adapt the ATT&CK Framework into existing workflows. We recommend that learners start with the ATT&CK Fundamentals Course and follow it with a deep dive into ATT&CK-related skills for specific roles. You will be notified when new courses are added.

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ATT&CK for SOC Assessment@3x
ATT&CK for Cyber Threat Intel@3x

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What is MITRE ATT&CK Defender?

MITRE ATT&CK Defender (MAD) is an annual subscription to unlimited ATT&CK certifications and bite-size online training for cybersecurity practitioners. MAD content is produced by MITRE's own ATT&CK subject matter experts to forge a new breed of advantaged defenders better prepared than ever to stop agile adversaries.

A learner is tested through experimental examinations requiring the demonstration of real-world skills blended with just-in-time recertification to affirm current ATT&CK proficiency. MAD's new releases are in sync with updates to the framework and unique to the industry, provides access to the online training free to the public.

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MITRE ATT&CK subject matter experts are forging
a new breed of advantaged defenders better
prepared than ever to stop agile adversaries.

MITRE ATT&CK Defender Individual Membership
$299 per person (provides unlimited access to certification tests)

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Free Training

Free MITRE ATT&CK Defender training to prepare for the certification.

Annual Membership

Awards users "badges" for demonstrating current practical skills.

Earn Credential-Level Badges

Awards users "badges" for demonstrating current practical skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pay to enroll in the MAD video courses?

No. MITRE Engenuity and Cybrary have partnered to bring a suite of free online training to the community.

What's included in a MAD Annual Subscription?

Learners can access the suite of free online training at zero cost. If you would like to sign up for the MAD Annual Subscription, you will get unlimited access for 12 months to a practical certification platform which will allow you prove your skills and earn new MAD Certifications built and backed by the MITRE ATT&CK experts.

I am a current Insider Pro or Cybrary for Teams subscriber, do I have access to the MAD Annual Subscription?

No, currently the partnership with Cybrary gives free access to the MAD training but the certification ecosystem is a separate subscription available for purchase. Notify me when certifications are available.

Can I purchase bulk memberships for my team?

Yes, please submit a request and we will contact you within 24 hours:

What if I have additional questions on the MAD Individual Membership?

Please submit a request and we will contact you within 24 hours:

Who is MITRE Engenuity?

Harnessing MITRE’s 60 years of R&D discipline, MITRE Engenuity (ME) is a tech foundation for the public good dedicated to solving problems for a safer world by accelerating innovation with industry in the public interest.