Netragard Certification Program


Netragard Security Certification Program

All Netragard customers are eligible to participate in the Netragard Security Certification Program (“NSCP”).  To be awarded a Certificate of Security a customer must undergo a Silver, Gold or Platinum level Penetration Test and then successfully resolve all identified issues regardless of severity within a 60 day window.  Netragard performs secondary testing to validate resolution and to ensure that the methods of remediation did not introduce new vulnerabilities.  Because the NSCP has no acceptable risk threshold it is more challenging to receive a Certificate of Security under NSCP than it is to satisfy most other regulatory requirements (like PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FDIC Penetration Testing, etc).  Customers who are awarded a Netragard Certificate of Security have the option of advertising their certificate on their website through a crest that is provided by Netragard and that links back to an official certificate hosted by Netragard.


Silver Certificate

The Silver certificate is Netragard’s entry level product. Customers who receive this certificate have received an industry standard penetration test utilizing a combination of automated vulnerability scanning, manual vulnerability vetting and manual exploitation. The silver service level does not incorporate Real Time Dynamic Testing™, Social Engineering, Spear Phishing or other Threat Augmentation Modules. This service level is ideal for customers looking to satisfy third party penetration testing requirements.


Gold Certificate

The Gold certificate is Netragard’s technically advanced product. Customers who receive this certificate have received a penetration test that exceeds industry standard penetration testing levels. The Gold service level is driven by Real Time Dynamic Testing™ and provides unparalleled research based technical depth and coverage.  At this level tests may use but are not dependent on automated vulnerability scanning. The Gold service level can optionally be configured with various  Threat Augmentation Modules that include but are not limited to entry level Social Engineering and basic Spear Phishing. This service level is ideal for customers looking to protect Web Applications, API’s, Mobile Applications and other specific technical targets.


Platinum Certificate

The Platinum certificate is Netragard’s most advanced product. Customers who receive this certificate have undergone a realistic threat penetration test that far exceeds industry standard testing levels. The Platinum service level can be configured to deliver complete coverage for all vectors including Social, Technical and Physical. This level incorporates Netragard’s Threat Augmentation Modules which include but are not limited to Social Engineering, 0-day home-grown malware, Spear Phishing, Stealth Testing, Distributed Metastasis, Covert Exfiltration, Weaponized Hardware, and much more. Our Platinum level maintains a 98.6% success rate at domain compromise from the vantage point of an unauthenticated Internet based threat without detection. This service level is ideal for customers who are serious about security across their entire organization and cannot afford a single damaging breach.

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.