About Us

Our Story:

In 2006, our founder Adriel Desautels, was approached to help find a vendor that offered realistic threat penetration testing services. While searching, he quickly noticed there was nothing available that could authentically replicate what the bad guys do. Thus, Netragard was born, and we performed our first bonafide penetration test. 

We were able to exploit a vulnerability in an application that was running with elevated privileges that was not detected by other vendors due to their use of commercial, off the shelf, tools. Using our research based, hands-on approach we were able to easily identify the issues of the application and exploit its vulnerabilities. Ultimately, we compromised the entire domain in 4 minutes.

Our research methodology is derived from decades of experience in 0-day vulnerability research and exploit development that is the foundation of our services today. We have established a global reputation for providing high-quality offensive and defensive security services.  Our services identify vulnerabilities in software, hardware, and proprietary technologies while providing effective and efficient preventative solutions.

Netragard was founded out of a necessity for realistic threat penetration testing on the premise of delivering high quality research driven services and continues to be our standard today.

Our Culture:

Our values and behaviors define the expectations we have for working together and with clients. Our strong operating culture has always been an integral part of who we are, connecting the curious nature that gave us our start, and the spirit of innovation that moves us forward.

Transparency

Transparency

Transparency and accountability to our clients are the core of our culture.​

Commitment

Commitment

We take the initiative and assume ownership of the things we do and never give up on delivering the best to our customers.

Innovation

Innovation

We aim for continuous innovation reflecting current industry and regulatory standards.

Integrity

Integrity

We are committed to act with integrity in everything we do, from business decisions to partnerships.

Passion

Passion

Passion about our work led us to where we are today. Netragard is guided by a passion for cyber security, to protect people, infrastructure, and to create security-aware behaviors.

Extraordinary People

Extraordinary People

We are a diverse, ambitious team excited about what we do. We work as a team to make our customers and ourselves successful.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say!

Karen Huggins

Chief Financial, HR and Admin Officer
Karen joined the Netragard team in 2017 and oversees Netragard’s financial, human resources as well as administration functions. She also provides project management support to the operations and overall strategy of Netragard.
 
Prior to joining Netragard, she worked at RBC Investor Services Bank in Luxembourg in the role of Financial Advisor to the Global CIO of Investor Services, as well as several years managing the Financial Risk team to develop and implement new processes in line with regulatory requirements around their supplier services/cost and to minimize the residual risk to the organization.
 
With over 20 years of experience in finance with global organizations, she brings new perspective that will help the organization become more efficient as a team. She received her Bachelor of Finance from The Florida State University in the US and her Master of Business Administration at ESSEC Business School in Paris, France.

Philippe Caturegli

Chief Hacking Officer
Philippe has over 20 years of experience in information security. Prior to joining Netragard, Philippe was a Senior Manager within the Information & Technology Risk practice at Deloitte Luxembourg where he led a team in charge of Security & Privacy engagements.

Philippe has over 10 years of experience in the banking and financial sector that includes security assessment of large and complex infrastructures and penetration testing of data & voice networks, operating systems, middleware and web applications in Europe, US and Middle East.

Previously, Philippe held roles within the information system security department of a global pharmaceutical company in London. While working with a heterogeneous network of over 100,000 users across the world and strict regulatory requirements, Philippe gained hands-on experience with various security technologies (VPN, Network and Application Firewalls, IDS, IPS, Host Intrusion Prevention, etc.)

Philippe actively participates in the Information Security community. He has discovered and published several security vulnerabilities in leading products such as Cisco, Symantec and Hewlett-Packard.

He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI-QSA), OSSTMM Professional Security Analyst (OPSA), OSSTMM Professional Security Tester (OPST), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)and Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute (AMBCI).

Adriel Desautels

Chief Technology Officer
Adriel T. Desautels, has over 20 years of professional experience in information security. In 1998, Adriel founded Secure Network Operations, Inc. which was home to the SNOsoft Research Team. SNOsoft gained worldwide recognition for its vulnerability research work which played a pivotal role in helping to establish today’s best practices for responsible disclosure. While running SNOsoft, Adriel created the zeroday Exploit Acquisition Program (“EAP”), which was transferred to, and continued to operate under Netragard.
 
In 2006, Adriel founded Netragard on the premise of delivering high-quality Realistic Threat Penetration Testing services, known today as Red Teaming. Adriel continues to act as a primary architect behind Netragard’s services, created and manages Netragard’s 0-day Exploit Acquisition Program and continues to be an advocate for ethical 0-day research, use and sales.
 
Adriel is frequently interviewed as a subject matter expert by media outlets that include, Forbes, The Economist, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, Gizmodo, and The Register. Adriel is often an invited keynote or panelist at events such as Blackhat USA, InfoSec World, VICELAND Cyberwar, BSides, and NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable.