Nick Percoco

IRL Name: 
Nicholas J. Percoco

Nicholas J. Percoco is one of the leaders of the global SpiderLabs organization. Prior to joining Trustwave, Percoco ran security consulting practices at VeriSign, and 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).

His research works has been featured by many news organizations including: The Washington Post, eWeek, PC World, CNET, Wired, Hakin9, Network World, Dark Reading, Fox News, USA Today, Forbes, Computerworld, CSO Magazine, CNN, The Times of London, NPR, Gizmodo, Fast Company, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.


He has presented security topics at Black Hat, DEFCON, SecTor, You Sh0t the Sheriff, OWASP, etc.

In 2011, SC Magazine named him as the Security Researcher of the Year.

Co-creator on the planning committee of THOTCON, a hacking and security conference held in Chicago each year.