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.
- Illinois State UniversityComputer Science, 1993 - 1997
- Rapid7Vice President, Strategic Service, 2014 - present
- KPMGDirector, Information Protection, 2013 - 2014
- TrustwaveSenior Vice President, SpiderLabs, 2003 - 2013
- VerisignRegional Manager, 2001 - 2003
- IBM Internet Security SystemsConsulting Manager, 1998 - 2001
- AccentureExperienced Analyst, 1997 - 1998
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