Cybercrime , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Making a Security Career Transition

Aaron Sherman Shares Insights on Moving From FBI to the Private Sector
Aaron Sherman, senior director, cyber threat intelligence, Braintrace

Aaron Sherman recently made the transition from serving as an FBI agent investigating cybercrime and nation-state threats to working at Braintrace on ways to improve detection and response efforts.

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He says his experience as an FBI agent is helpful in his new role because "I have a really good understanding of how criminals operate." He now uses technology to monitor how criminal and nation-state tactics are evolving to help organizations improve their security.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Chicago Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Sherman discusses:

  • The roles of email and social engineering in cyberattacks;
  • Evolving nation-state and cybercriminal threats;
  • His experience in making a career transition.

Sherman, senior director of cyber threat intelligence at Braintrace, formerly was an FBI agent and also worked in U.S. Army intelligence.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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