About Yakov (Jacob) Goldberg

SUMMARY

Masters-trained, bilingual cybersecurity expert with special focus on digital forensics, incident response, and Advanced Persistent Threats. Experience advising and deploying customized solutions to Fortune 500 clients. Single-handedly developed a new technique, now patent pending. Experienced trainer, mentor, and a manager. Expert in Python Django Framework, Angular.JS, and Elasticsearch Stack. A creative thinker and promoter of innovations in the cybersecurity world. Previously an advisory member with EC-Council University.

BIOGRAPHY

Jacob started his Information Security career in the year 2006. During this year he started my Bachelor’s degree program in Information System Security at ITT Technical Institution. In 2008, he had a privilege to develop a web reconnaissance tool called Uberharvest. This tool was featured in the famous Backtrack operating system now known as Kali Linux. However, Jacob stopped developing this tool due to other interests in the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) fields. In 2009, Jacob finished my Bachelor’s and immediately begun my Master’s degree in Information Assurance at Capella University. During this program, he also obtained several certifications in the cybersecurity field. These certificates are the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA), and CompTIA Sec+ and Net+.

In 2012, Jacob joined Mandiant (a subsidiary of FireEye) as an Incident Analyst. However, in September 2014 he left Mandiant and joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Senior Incident Handler. While Jacob was working for Mandiant, some of his day-to-day responsibilities were performing digital forensics, incident response, and malware analysis for Fortune 500 clients around the world. Jacob also promoted innovation through the development of new scripts, tools and programs that were used internally by the Mandiant employees. In May 2015, Jacob joined a company called TrapX Security as a manager in TrapX Labs. His daily tasks at TrapX were not that much different than what he was doing at Mandiant. At TrapX, he was focused on reverse engineering of malware, Research and Development (R&D) and conducting threat Intel research. Jacob also managed TrapX labs team and was also the founder and the main developer of TrapX Advanced Incident Response (AIR) system. Finally, during August 2017, Jacob joined Ensilo as a Digital Forensics Manager. Currently, he is still working for Ensilo and his work is focused on running the incident response team (comprise of 10+ professionals worldwide), providing malware reports on different alerts, developing new technologies using Elasticsearch, Machine Learning and his favorite programming language Python.

Outside of his full time job, you will find Jacob teaching online classes at EC-Council University, writing blog posts, reversing applications and malware for fun, riding his mountain bike, hiking and enjoying other outdoor activities.