Nicholas J. Percoco

Nicholas J. Percoco

Chief Security Officer at Kraken.


Nicholas J. Percoco Introduction

Nicholas J. Percoco is Chief Security Officer at Kraken. With more than 21 years of information security experience, Nicholas was recently the Chief Security Officer at Uptake. Prior to Uptake, Nicholas was the Vice President of Global Services at Rapid7. The Global Services team applies industry expertise to transform the way organizations manage their security programs through data-driven analysis and best-practices to empower more relevant and impactful business decisions. Prior to Rapid7, Percoco was a Director at KPMG & head of SpiderLabs at Trustwave where he led more than 2000 incident response and forensic investigations globally, ran thousands of ethical hacking & application security tests for clients, and conducted bleeding-edge security research to improve Trustwave's products. Prior to Trustwave, Percoco ran security consulting practices at VeriSign, & Internet Security Systems. In 2004, he drafted an application security framework that became known as the Payment Application Best Practices (PABP). In 2008, this framework was adopted as a global standard called Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). As a speaker, he has provided unique insight around security breaches, malware, mobile security and InfoSec trends to public (Black Hat, DEFCON, and OWASP) & private audiences (Including DHS, US-CERT, Interpol, United States Secret Service) throughout the world. Percoco and his research has been featured by media including: The Washington Post, eWeek, PC World, CNET, Wired, Network World, Dark Reading, Fox News, USA Today, Forbes, Computerworld, CSO Magazine, CNN, The Times of London, NPR, Gizmodo, Fast Company, Financial Times & The Wall Street Journal. In 2011, SC Magazine named Percoco Security Researcher of the Year. In addition, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Illinois State University College of Applied Science & Technology Academy of Achievement. Percoco is the creator of THOTCON (a hacking conference held in Chicago each year), & co-founder of The Cavalry movement.

Nicholas J. Percoco Work Experience