Hi! I’m Yakov Goldberg. Thanks for stopping by.
Yakov begun his Information Security career in the year 2006. During this year he begun his 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, Yakov stopped developing this tool due to other interests in the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) fields. In 2009, Yakov finished his 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. Some of these certificates are the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA), and CompTIA Sec+ and Net+.
In 2012, Yakov 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 Yakov 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. Yakov also promoted innovation through the development of new scripts, tools and programs that were used internally by the Mandiant employees. In May 2015, Yakov 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. Yakov also managed TrapX labs team and was also the founder and the main developer of TrapX Advanced Incident Response (AIR) system. Finally, in August 2017, Yakov joined enSilo (a subsidiary of Fortinet and also known as FortiEDR fabric solution) as a Digital Forensics Manager and was promoted to a Sr. Director of Cyber Threat Engineering over the years. Currently, Yakov is still working for enSilo and his work is focused on running the incident response team (consists of 10+ professionals worldwide), providing malware analysis reports on different alerts and threats, developing new technologies using Elasticsearch (also known as ELK stack), Machine Learning and his favorite programming language Python. In his free time he like to reverse malware and different threats.
Outside of his full time job, you will find Yakov teaching online classes at EC-Council University, writing blog posts, reversing applications and malware for fun, riding his mountain and road bikes, hiking and enjoying other outdoor activities.
For any questions or inquiries, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org