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 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.
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).