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Giving form to a vision:

the return of creativity to IT security through deception.

CounterCraft is a pioneering provider of cyber deception and counterintelligence products to detect targeted attacks.

Advanced adversaries and targeted attacks threaten large organisations on a daily basis. CounterCraft provides a distributed Deception Platform that creates automated digital breadcrumbs to bait adversaries into thinking they are penetrating companies’ networks. This innovative cybersecurity approach allows CounterCraft to get information on attackers’ and objectives while misdirecting them.

Counterintelligence campaigns are time-consuming to design and complex to deploy and maintain.

Monitoring them can be an arduous, if not impossible task. It is difficult to evaluate the success of a campaign and deliver useful intelligence as an output.

CounterCraft’s solution deploys deception-based campaigns and offers deep monitoring and complex response actions. The Cyber Deception Platform is currently used by governments, law enforcement agencies, and Fortune 500 companies – proving our craft and expertise in IT security. It runs automated counterintelligence to discover targeted attacks with a real-time active response and zero false positives.

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CounterCraft is backed by VC firms such as Adara Ventures, Orza Investments and Telefónica Open Future_ through Wayra. The company is a GCHQ Cyber Accelerator alumnus and is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), and the European Commission through its H2020 SME Instrument (H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017).

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Openfuture Telefónica
GCHQ
European Commision
Incibe
Mineco-CDTI
Bic Gipuzkoa
Premios Emprendedor
Toribio Etxebarria
Donosti-up
Ayuntamiento San Sebastián
Fomento San Sebastián
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767383.

A passionate team working on a fresh approach to cyber defence.

David Barroso

David Barroso

Founder & CEO

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David is the Chief Executive Officer and Product Visionary. Before founding CounterCraft he was Chief Technology Officer at ElevenPaths, Telefónica’s Cybersecurity Unit, and e-crime Director at S21sec. He is an internationally recognised thought leader in cybersecurity and is a frequent speaker at conferences such BlackHat, RSA, FIRST, ISF, ENISA, Segurinfo, RootedCon, ICCyber and the e-crime Congress.

Fernando Braquehais

Fernando Braquehais

Founder & Head of Development

Fernando is the Head of Development and Product Architect. He is the creator of cybersecurity tools used in protecting banking and critical infrastructure, and has previously led teams on projects related to cybercrime prevention. He is a seasoned architect of scalable, high-performance and high-availability systems, and is an expert on database engines, honeypots, automatic threat detection, malware analysis and incident handling.

Daniel Brett

Daniel Brett

Founder & CSO

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Daniel is the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Marketing. He is a specialist in internationalisation and B2B sales, and has managed high-level accounts, clients and sales teams worldwide. His business acumen is coupled with a technical background in IT. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, he has been asked to speak as an expert on cybersecurity by international conferences and media outlets such as the BBC.

Elias Ladopoulos

Elias Ladopoulos

Strategic Advisor

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A technologist and investor with over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, Elias is a former equity market CISO, and Director of Cyber Operations at a U.S. government contractor. He joins CounterCraft as a strategic advisor. Elias is also known as a hacker and founding member of Masters of Deception (MOD).

Rich Munslow

Rich Munslow

BAL - Cyber Deception

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With over 12 years of experience, Rich brings a strong technical knowledge to a Business Development role. He supports Sales and Engineering in the Business Development efforts in the EMEA region, and advises on pre and post-sales technical initiatives. He also leads CounterCraft’s contribution to the EU Horizon 2020 TITANIUM project.

Nahim Fazal

Nahim Fazal

BAL - Cyber Threat Intelligence

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Nahim has over 12 years developing and delivering innovative cyber threat solutions, having honed his cyber threat intelligence skillset within multinational financial services organizations including RBS and HBOS. At CounterCraft he is responsible for aligning the cyber deception platform with the unique needs of a broad range of industry verticals across the globe.

Richard Barrell

Richard Barrell

Product Manager

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As Product Manager, Richard asks the awkward questions and champions the Product Vision. He has over 12 years of experience in cybersecurity, from Ops to business development. Most recently he has been managing projects in the Manufacturing Sector. Richard has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is an OSSTMM certified pen-tester.

Michael Eaton

Michael Eaton

Product Marketing

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Michael leads this area with over 30 years working in high tech in private and public sector positions. A senior executive in 3 multinational start-ups, he has also been responsible for large scale ICT government programmes. Michael is a Chartered Fellow of the BCS, ISACA Silver member, and ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Information Assurance & Risk Management specialist.

Félix Gómez

Félix Gómez

Customer Success Manager

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An IT professional with over 12 of experience in different fields, Félix does product integration and walks customers through all steps needed for the successful adoption of deception technology. Félix loves thinking on how to improve deception techniques, riding the next wave in security and helping customers navigate the disturbing insecurity scenarios of today.

Mikel Gastesi

Mikel Gastesi

Senior Threat Analyst

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An expert in computer security, Mikel has been doing threat and malware analysis since 2007, both at high and low level. He tries to understand the big picture, but always taking into account the technical details. Mikel is responsible for improving the product by making the campaigns fit with the current threats and actors.

Marta Fernández

Marta Fernández

UK Sales Account Executive

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With her extensive experience in business development, and deep knowledge of cybersecurity, Marta is responsible for interacting with clients and guiding them through their decision making. Marta has previously worked at Gartner, working closely with analysts to help technology providers align their solutions to the clients' needs.

Raúl Pérez

Raúl Pérez

Regional VP Enterprise Sales

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As an expert in cybersecurity with more than 18 years of experience in this field, especially dedicated to the implementation and business development of secure digital environments, Raúl is a veteran of presales and project management related to security architectures, and has previously worked at renowned companies such as Panda Security, Radware or IBM.

Alonso Candado

Alonso Candado

Security Software Engineer

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Alonso is a Security Software Engineer and a specialist in Windows software development – especially on the kernel level. He has 11 years of experience working in software engineering and cybersecurity research, and has an academic background in Telematics Engineering.

Xabier Eizmendi

Xabier Eizmendi

Full Stack Engineer

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Xabier is an all-round infrastructure and frontend and backend code hacker, with over 10 years of international experience working in software engineering. He is particularly interested in building highly scalable distributed systems, organising CTF-like contests and deceiving hackers.

Carlos Escalada

Carlos Escalada

Full Stack Engineer

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Carlos is a Full Stack Engineer who works primarily on building CounterCraft’s monitoring systems. He has over 13 years of experience as a cybersecurity analyst and software developer, and is an expert on web application development and project management.

Marta de la Cruz

Marta de la Cruz

Full Stack Engineer

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In her role as Full Stack Engineer, Marta works on the development of the frontend, backend and unit tests. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Telematics Engineering and a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity, and is very interested in kill-chain analysis and cryptography.

Alex Craiu

Alex Craiu

Full Stack Engineer

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Alex is dedicated to UI design, frontend development, analysis and UX. He has previous work experience designing and implementing several pieces of software, as well as establishing the requirements beforehand. He is passionate about the creative aspect of his profession.

Ander Garmendia

Ander Garmendia

Full Stack Engineer

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Ander is a Full Stack Engineer with more than 10 years of professional experience in web and mobile development (frontend and backend). Ander holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and is very keen on new technologies and threat intelligence analysis.

Alex Klasse

Alex Klasse

Full Stack Engineer

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Alex is a Full Stack Engineer with previous experience working as a software developer in the finance industry. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA) and Computer Science (MSc) from the universities of Durham and Bristol.

Iñaki Hernández

Iñaki Hernández

UI-UX Designer

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Iñaki is a UI/UX Designer who works on CounterCraft’s product and website. He brings to this role over 20 years of experience — both at start-ups and large companies — and a passion for design and user experience in any medium.

Nerea Oroquieta

Nerea Oroquieta

Executive Assistant

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As an executive assistant and multilingual professional with international work experience, Nerea helps the team in the administrative aspect of the day-to-day business operations, ensuring that there is an effective information flow.

Laura Martínez

Laura Martínez

Financial Controller

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Laura is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting, investment and cash flow generation, and manages timely financial reporting. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Direction with a specialization in Finance, and a Master’s Degree in Auditing and Accounting.

We are looking for people who are as passionate as we are about cybersecurity, threat intelligence and deception techniques. Artists who can contribute to the team not only with their technical skills but also with their creativity, and who share our vision as much as we do.

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