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Over 1,000 people from all over the country attended THOTCON, a 6-year-old hacking conference an undisclosed location in Chicago. NBC5 is the only TV crew ever allowed to attend the ultra-top secret event.
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Over the past couple of years I've dove into Internet of Things (IoT) security research and found it to be a rather fun (and sometimes terrifying) mixture of technologies, [in]delicately woven together to provide for some pretty useful, and not so useful, devices. It's a very exciting time right ...
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Having spent a lot of my career managing hundreds of Linux servers at a time, I can honestly say that the part I miss the least is running e-mail services. When you run your own e-mail servers, not only do you have to manage half a dozen services, but you also deal with all of the crazy ...
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In this new weekly column, Marco Greenberg, a long-time PR and marketing jedi specializing in venture-backed start-ups, will share his experience of the most common mistakes young entrepreneurs make that keep them from getting the love—and the press—they so justly deserve. Chapter 1: Because...
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By now, you may have heard about CVE-2014-6271, also known as the "bash bug", or even "Shell Shock", depending on where you get your news. This vulnerability was discovered by Stephane Chazelas of Akamai and is potentially a big deal. It's rated the maximum CVSS score of 10 for impact and ease ...
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There are a few web-borne non-CGI corner cases that need better, well-known exploits as they differ slightly. When to use Content-type or not is an example ... what does that 500 error actually mean? 
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Easily share these animated iOS Security tips with friends and relatives! While iOS is generally considered to be quite secure, a few configuration items can improve its security. Some changes have very little functionality impact, while others are more visible but probably only needed in ...
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DEF CON 23 CFP, joshcorman, 7:17 PM. I Am The Cavalry at THOTCON, adam.brand, 2:57 PM. News This Past Week, Tim Anater, 2/15/15. Shodan.io, Clemens Vasters, 2/13/15. Personal introduction + ENISA/IamtheCavalry collaboration, Cédric Lévy-Bencheton, 2/13/15. Heads-up... Jonathan Katz, 2/13/15 ...
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THOTCON 0x6 is scheduled for May 14 and 15, 2015. CFP is open and tickets are on sale now! Hope to see you there! 
THOTCON 0x6
Thu, May 14, 9:00 AM CDT
Chicago

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+ProactiveRISK is raffling off a FREE ticket to Thotcon for May 14th & 15th for 2015 interested? email tomb (at) proactiverisk.com for details
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You have probably heard about some of the latest, high profile, breaches in the retail space. Home Depot, eBay, and Target were massive targets for hackers recently. View this infographic to learn the process an attacker must go through in order to steal credit card information.
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As a speaker, he has provided unique insight around security breaches, malware, mobile security and InfoSec trends to public (Black Hat, DEFCON, SecTor, and OWASP) and private audiences (Including DHS, US-CERT, Interpol, United States Secret Service) throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Percoco and his research 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.

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 and Technology Academy of Achievement.

Percoco is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for The College of Applied Science & Technology at Illinois State University and a co-creator on the planning committee of THOTCON, a hacking conference held in Chicago each year. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Illinois State University.
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  • Illinois State University
    Computer Science, 1993 - 1997
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  • Rapid7
    Vice President, Strategic Service, 2014 - present
  • KPMG
    Director, Information Protection, 2013 - 2014
  • Trustwave
    Senior Vice President, SpiderLabs, 2003 - 2013
  • Verisign
    Regional Manager, 2001 - 2003
  • IBM Internet Security Systems
    Consulting Manager, 1998 - 2001
  • Accenture
    Experienced Analyst, 1997 - 1998
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