Brett Yeager is an accomplished cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of law enforcement and industry experience. As the Managing Director of Nardello & Co.’s Digital Investigations and Cyber Defense practice, Brett utilizes his cyber expertise to help clients investigate and recover from major cyber incidents, insider attacks, and fraud events. He also develops custom strategies and programs designed to help clients proactively defend against advanced cyber threats. Brett is based in the New York office.
Prior to joining Nardello & Co., Brett was a Supervisory Special Agent and overall Cyber Program Coordinator for the FBI Newark Field Office’s Cyber Task Force (CTF), one of the largest CTFs in the FBI. He led a team of Special Agents, Computer Scientists, intelligence personnel, and other federal and local law enforcement partners to combat complex cybercrimes, insider threats, and national security cyber threats. In addition, Brett previously served as a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters in the Cyber Division, where he was a national program manager for large-scale national security cyber intrusion investigations while coordinating closely with other members of the US Intelligence Community. Brett is certified as an FBI cyber investigator, and extensively applied digital forensics and cyber investigative techniques to his cases. He frequently provided cybercrime and threat presentations to corporations, boards of directors, other government agencies, and universities.
Prior to the FBI, Brett was an Engineering Manager for a company which designed and manufactured electro-mechanical systems for use in harsh, industrial environments. While working for a defense contractor, he also designed, integrated, and tested electronic subsystems for military vehicle weapon stations. Brett served six years in the Army National Guard.
Brett holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and holds numerous industry cyber certifications.