Former Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and FBI Special Agent brings hands-on experience and deep expertise to company’s ever-evolving capabilities to thwart cybercriminals.
Salt Lake City, May 15, 2018 – Braintrace, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity products and services to prevent and detect data breaches, appointed Aaron Sherman as Senior Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence. Sherman brings 15 years of cyber threat detection and neutralization success for the U.S. government to Braintrace’s roster of world-renowned experts.
“Standard network protection tools aren’t enough in the modern world. Our internally-developed Dark Web analytics provide a much more robust intelligence feed than anything else in the market,” says Braintrace CEO Bret Laughlin. “Aaron will be instrumental in consulting with clients to assess the best use of our technology to meet their particular needs. He has personally responded to breach attempts by some of the world’s most sophisticated criminals. His track record, expertise and hands-on success at all levels of cybersecurity strengthen our world-class capabilities and will help us remain several steps ahead of bad actors who are always inventing new ways to steal, disrupt and profit illegally.”
As a Counterintelligence Special Agent in the US Army, Sherman conducted intelligence operations to detect, identify and neutralize threats to the United States military. He later served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Washington, DC and Salt Lake City Field Offices. While at the FBI, Sherman responded to and investigated cyber intrusions and data breaches perpetrated by Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors originating from China and elsewhere.
“I’m excited to incorporate my military intelligence and FBI cybercrime fighting experience, along with my vast knowledge of cybercriminal organizations, to deliver Cyber Threat Intelligence solutions that protect data and money for Braintrace customers,” Sherman says.
Sherman has successfully led investigations into criminal cyber intrusions, data breaches, denial of service attacks, ransomware, botnets, business email compromise, identity theft, insider threats, dark web criminal services, account takeovers and payment card fraud. As a leading authority on emerging threats, he has implemented new methodologies for targeting and monitoring cybercriminals on the dark and deep web. His efforts have resulted in the detection and disruption of numerous cybercriminal campaigns targeting US organizations.
Braintrace is a privately held, boutique, sole source cybersecurity provider. Braintrace’s services include Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Managed SIEM, SIEM-as-a-Service, SOC-as-a-Service, Advisory Services, and Incident Response. These services are offered utilizing Braintrace’s 24×7 state-of-the-art Security Operations Center (SOC), which is staffed by highly trained and certified professionals.
Braintrace is a leader in dark web solutions. Braintrace utilizes graph database modeling, unsupervised machine learning, natural language processing, and comprehensive analytics to gain an in-depth understanding of the social/market dynamics of cyber-criminal organizations. Braintrace’s dark web solutions deal with issues such as brand protection, compromised credentials, credit card fraud, and cybersquatting, among others.