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Arik and Tomer started my Bachelor’s Degree program in Information System Security at ITT Technical Institute.In 2008, Yakov developed a web reconnaissance tool called Uberharvest. The tool was featured in the famous Backtrack Operating System now known as Kali Linux. In 2009, Yakov finished his Bachelor’s and begun his Master’s degree in Information Assurance with Capella University. During that program, Yakov obtained several certifications in the information security field including Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA), and CompTIA Sec+ and Net+.

In 2012, Yakov company called Mandiant (a subsidiary of FireEye) as an Incident Analyst provide Incident Response to fortune 500 companies around the world. In September 2014 Yakov has joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Senior Incident Handler and in May 2015, he has joined TrapX Security as a TrapX labs manager. At TrapX Security, Yakov promotes innovation and development of new technologies, techniques and frameworks. Yakov also focuses on reverse engineering of malware, conducting threat Intel research. Yakov also manages TrapX labs team and also the founder and the main developer of TrapX Advanced Incident Response (AIR) can be found at TrapX Security website.

Outside of the TrapX, you will find Yakov teaching online classes, reversing applications and malware for fun, riding my mountain bike, hiking and enjoying other outdoor activities.