“The best leaders never stop learning and always stay one step ahead.” Serial inventor and entrepreneur David is CEO and founder. The secret to his success is in part due to years spent behind the scenes in cybersecurity business and innovation. When he’s not on stage for the conference keynote, he’s fully immersed in the emerging threat landscape.– Read More –
Entrepreneur, serial tech inventor, and visionary David Barroso is the CEO and founder of CounterCraft. Prior to founding the business and developing the Cyber Deception Platform, he was instrumental in the set-up of ElevenPaths, Telefónica’s flagship cybersecurity business, and led the cybercrime division at a leading pure-play European cybersecurity company. Barroso is recognised globally for his contribution to the industry as a captivating speaker, lecturer and thought leader, regularly found leading the debate about emerging threats at Black Hat and RSA conferences, among many others.
After 15 years in the cybersecurity arena, quantifying cyber risk remains central to Barroso’s inclination for research and development. His knack for innovation in response to emerging threats and his exceptional ability to guide stakeholders towards delivering advanced cybercrime, threat intelligence, and active defence solutions underpin his position as founder at CounterCraft.
“The best leaders never stop learning and always stay one step ahead. Sharing and expanding my knowledge and experience enables me to build and innovate successfully in fast paced, advanced tech environments. I like to think of CounterCraft as a family that continues to grow, and I’m extremely proud of that. Security from either side is always about strength in numbers, so the more expertise behind our solution, the better equipped we are to level the ever-evolving security playing field and succeed in defeating our adversaries.”
“The only way to innovate is to capitalise on the doors everyone else left open for you.” Fernando is our Head of Development, but prefers to describe himself as a cybersecurity geek. His natural curiosity provides the perfect foundation for innovation in software development. If it’s automated and scalable, you can be sure Fernando had something to do with it.– Read More –
Seasoned Product Architect and self-professed cybersecurity geek, Fernando Braquehais is the Head of Development at CounterCraft. Braquehais co-founded the startup business with colleagues David Barroso and Daniel Brett in 2015. An expert in developing automated threat detection tools, he specialises in solutions designed to protect banking and critical infrastructure.
Braquehais possesses a strong background as a product architect of scalable, high-performance and high-availability systems. He’s curious by nature and is admired for his extensive personal library, dedicated to resources on innovation in software development. Before CounterCraft, Braquehais worked for a world-leading German enterprise software company as a developer and led multiple product innovation projects at a European pure-play cybersecurity company.
“In my opinion, the only way to innovate is to have a deep understanding of what has been done before now. Therein lie the secrets to capitalising on the opportunity left open by those who have gone before you, and developing something truly different, ground breaking, and that has the power to look beyond and solve a real need. My methodical approach and meticulous love for detail combine with David’s knack for inventing new stuff and Dan’s determination to stand out - together we’re unstoppable!”
“I think anyone with experience in cybersecurity will tell you it grabs you by the scruff of the neck and is impossible to shake off.” Co-founder and CSO Daniel has a knack for driving outstanding B2B growth for visionary startups. His deep understanding of consumer behaviour and a relentless desire to innovate is a winning combination for CounterCraft.– Read More –
Daniel Brett is the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder at CounterCraft. Brett is highly accomplished in achieving outstanding B2B growth for visionary startups and contributes over 15 years of marketing expertise to the business. His deep industry knowledge and understanding of consumer behaviour enables him to thrive in new markets and achieve rapid sales success on a global scale.
Formerly responsible for the launch of a dedicated cybercrime division at leading pure-play cybersecurity company, he also has a strong track record of success in international B2B business development, fuelled by his talent for innovation and business transformation.
Brett is widely recognised as an authoritative voice on cybersecurity by top industry agendas as well as media outlets such as the BBC.
Driven by creativity and known for his energetic optimism, Brett also brings a healthy dose of British wit to the team and knows from experience that a strong company culture serves as a very powerful commercial asset.
“I think anyone with experience in cybersecurity will tell you it grabs you by the scruff of the neck and is impossible to shake off. This, of course, is the best thing about it, because absolutely everyone has a role to play. The CounterCraft solution is focused on behaviour, and it’s with great pride that I can contribute an expertise that’s both integral to the growth of the business, but also the design and technical development of our product.”
Amyn's extensive experience in intelligence and cybersecurity within the US government and Air Force has made him somewhat of a phenom when it comes to high-level red team operations and advanced threat detection. He thrives on improving incident response, providing advanced threat detection analytics, and is an evangelist for fixing the state of threat intel in the world today.– Read More –
Amyn leads strategy and growth at CounterCraft, a threat intelligence and cyber deception start-up. Previously, Amyn Gilani was a Chief Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton where he managed capture efforts and provided expertise to federal and commercial clients focusing on incident response, red teaming, threat hunting, and cybersecurity operations engineering. Amyn also supported clients in maturing their cybersecurity operations centers by providing advanced threat detection analytics, incident response strategies, threat modeling, and task automation.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, Amyn was a Vice President in Information Security and Operational Risk at Goldman Sachs where he led Red Team Operations (RTO) and cyber threat analysis in the Security Incident Response Team. As the head of RTO, Amyn emulated sophisticated attacks against securities trading platforms and payment systems in an effort to assess risk and minimize the impact of breaches to the firm and global financial markets.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Amyn supported various government agencies, including United States Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and Homeland Security, where he worked on large-scale incident response engagements, network warfare, and a range of intelligence and national security issues, including cyber policy and critical infrastructure crisis management.
Amyn began his career serving in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst for six years. During his tour of duty in Iraq, Amyn served as an intelligence operator working on a range of military operations, including unmanned aircrafts, targeting, and human intelligence. Amyn was among a team of airmen who were awarded the Joint Commendation Medal for their service at the task force supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Amyn also performed signals intelligence analysis while he was assigned to the National Security Agency, where he supported real-time tactical operations.
Amyn holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University. Amyn also holds certificates from the United States Navy Center for Information Dominance and the United States Army Intelligence Center.
His expertise in business and channel development is essential in expanding our reach to offer our advanced deception tech solution globally. Raúl is a prolific conference-goer and is most happy when he’s networking with a beer. If your cybersecurity services portfolio is missing deception tech, talk to this man!– Read More –
Cybersecurity veteran, Raúl Pérez is the Regional Vice President of Enterprise Sales at CounterCraft. Pérez is an expert in the design and implementation of secure digital environments specialising in both network and endpoint protection, having spent over 18 years in the field. His extensive career comprises presales and business development roles at leading tech and cybersecurity firms. Pérez possesses exceptional project management and team building skills with impressive security architecture subject matter knowledge.
Raúl plays a key role in the execution of the company’s international expansion strategy, as CounterCraft becomes increasingly established as a pioneering contributor to the European enterprise cybersecurity technology market.
Pérez is a prolific conference-goer and regularly presents at major industry events.
Luke always finds himself on the cutting edge of cybersecurity, from heading the first illicit use of virtual currency task force at the FBI to his current position as Vice President of Operations. It's hard to believe such a nice guy has been cracking down on hackers for over 17 years, but it's that same combination of a winning smile and in-depth expertise that makes him a perfect fit.– Read More –
Luke Wilson is a law enforcement and intelligence professional with over 17 years working within federal law enforcement, the Department of Defense, and the United States Intelligence Community.
Luke began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He was considered an operations expert in the areas of Counterterrorism and CounterIntelligence. Luke received the commander's excellence award while deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for excellence in investigation and intelligence practices. Luke was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the Counterterrorism and Cyber Division for over nine years. While in the cyber division Luke constructed the first inter-agency task force to investigate the illicit uses of virtual currency in nation-state hacking activity. Luke has advised the U.S. government and regulators on nation-state cybersecurity threats. While employed at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he Integrated, coordinated, and shared investigative techniques, tactics, and procedures throughout the United States Intelligence Community. Luke has led business development at Elliptic, a cryptocurrency analytics firm, and has held the position of Vice President of Intelligence at cyber attribution company 4iQ. He is currently the Vice President of Operations at CounterCraft.
An engineer by trade, Richard is Product Manager at CounterCraft, and without his technical expertise and sense of humour we’d simply never finish each sprint on time. Richard eats, sleeps and breathes the product life cycle and stands out in the engineering field for his sharp commercial focus.– Read More –
Accomplished technical engineer and cybersecurity enthusiast Richard Barrell is Product Manager at CounterCraft. Richard has a background in engineering and has spent over 12 years operating in the cybersecurity industry during the course of his diverse career. He brings a wealth of experience in operations, business development and project management to CounterCraft where he champions the product vision and roadmap.
Prior to joining CounterCraft, Richard held roles at major global technology and engineering firms and achieved certification as an OSSTMM pen-tester. Richard stands out in the engineering field for his strong commercial focus and is particularly skilled at commissioning and managing expansion projects targeting markets all over the globe.
Richard is often commended for his technical expertise, raw enthusiasm and sense of humour - a combination that gives him the edge as an engineer who understands and excels in every stage of the product life cycle.
Félix is our Customer Success Manager. Combine his efficiency with his solution-oriented expertise and you’ve got a modern day miracle-worker. Félix ensures each and every one of our customers receive a five-star experience from start to finish. Navigating the threat landscape using deception technology never seemed so easy!– Read More –
Félix Gómez is the Customer Success Manager at CounterCraft. Félix is responsible for ensuring our customers benefit from a five-star end-to-end service once they’re on board. From product integration, to cyber deception campaigns design, to training, Félix will accompany you every step of the way.
Driven by efficiency and innovation, Félix is a solution-oriented, highly-creative thinker with an outstanding track record for delivering and optimizing the CounterCraft solution for each individual customer.
Félix spent over 12 years’ at a world-class Telco and MSSP, where he deployed the SOCs internationally and the managed security services offering. Now, his knack for building relationships and forward-thinking approach to deception technology enables our customers to navigate today’s complex security threats feeling informed and in control of advanced risks and threats.