Trustwave SpiderLabs Exposes Unique Cybersecurity Threats in the Public Sector. Learn More

Trustwave SpiderLabs Exposes Unique Cybersecurity Threats in the Public Sector. Learn More

Managed Detection & Response

Eliminate active threats with 24/7 threat detection, investigation, and response.

Co-Managed SOC (SIEM)

Maximize your SIEM investment, stop alert fatigue, and enhance your team with hybrid security operations support.

Advisory & Diagnostics

Advance your cybersecurity program and get expert guidance where you need it most.

Penetration Testing

Test your physical locations and IT infrastructure to shore up weaknesses before exploitation.

Database Security

Prevent unauthorized access and exceed compliance requirements.

Email Security

Stop email threats others miss and secure your organization against the #1 ransomware attack vector.

Digital Forensics & Incident Response

Prepare for the inevitable with 24/7 global breach response in-region and available on-site.

Firewall & Technology Management

Mitigate risk of a cyberattack with 24/7 incident and health monitoring and the latest threat intelligence.

Offensive Security
Solutions to maximize your security ROI
Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks
Stay protected against emerging threats
Rapidly Secure New Environments
Security for rapid response situations
Securing the Cloud
Safely navigate and stay protected
Securing the IoT Landscape
Test, monitor and secure network objects
Why Trustwave
About Us
Awards and Accolades
Trustwave SpiderLabs Team
Trustwave Fusion Security Operations Platform
Trustwave Security Colony
Technology Alliance Partners
Key alliances who align and support our ecosystem of security offerings
Trustwave PartnerOne Program
Join forces with Trustwave to protect against the most advance cybersecurity threats



Chad Sweet


Chad Sweet is a founding partner of the MC2 Security Fund, where he serves as the Vice-Chair of the Investment Committee, as well as the Co-Founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm and investment bank exclusively focused on the security sector. Chad founded The Chertoff Group’s private equity investment business and has originated, executed and/or served as a Board member on each of the Group’s and of MC2 ‘s portfolio companies. These have included Board service for each of Delta Risk, Coalfire, ZP Group, DMI and ThayerMahan. In addition, from 2015-20, Chad also served as the Chairman of the proxy board of Trustwave Government Solutions, LLC.

Chad formerly served as Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this leadership role, Chad helped Secretary Michael Chertoff manage one of the largest federal agencies with approximately 220,000 dedicated homeland security professionals and an annual budget of over $50 billion. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff of DHS, Chad worked as an investment banker at the firms of Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs as well as in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service.

After leaving DHS, Secretary Chertoff and Chad co-founded The Chertoff Group to consult with companies and governments on security, including cybersecurity, as well as to advise on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the security industry. With over a decade of investment banking experience, Chad has completed more than 40 successful sell- and buy-side M&A and capital formation engagements.

Chad is a member of The Association for Corporate Growth National Capital Chapter, GEN NEXT, and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) – U.S. Capital Chapter. He is also a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, a Member of the FBI’s InfraGard Advisory Board, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Naval Analysis, and a frequent commentator on national security issues for CNN, FOX, and CNBC.

Chad holds a B.A. in Political Science with honors from Columbia University.