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Chicago, IL, United States, 2011/05/19 - Trustwave, announced that Nicholas J. Percoco, senior vice president and head of Trustwave's SpiderLabs, is to be inducted into the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Academy of Achievement at Illinois State University (ISU).
Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today announced that Nicholas J. Percoco, senior vice president and head of Trustwave's SpiderLabs, is to be inducted into the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Academy of Achievement at Illinois State University (ISU). The Academy consists of a select cadre of graduates who have gone on to excel in their professional fields.
Percoco is one of the leading information security professionals in the United States, regularly cited in media coverage of information security issues. SpiderLabs, the ethical hacking and investigations group within Trustwave, which Percoco heads, is the market leader in penetration and application security tests, having conducted thousands in the last 6 years for clients around the world. Percoco and other SpiderLabs personnel frequently present papers at major industry conferences, such as DEF CON, Black Hat and OWASP.
Of more than 40,000 ISU CAST alumni, Percoco is one of the six inaugural inductees of the Academy of Achievement. The choice of inductees is based upon their unique contributions in various science and technology fields. Percoco will be inducted on May 20th, at the Academy's inaugural ceremony.
"It is a great honor to have received such recognition from the CAST Academy," said Percoco "It's further inspiration to continue evolving the work of Trustwave's SpiderLabs in our mission to provide our clients with the most advanced expertise in information security, and to help protect them from the ever-growing spectrum of cyber threats."
Percoco graduated from ISU in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in computer science and is currently a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Applied Science & Technology.
"We are delighted to have Nick Percoco as a member of the distinguished group of alumni who will be inducted into our inaugural Academy of Achievement," said Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at Illinois State University. "Nick's professional focus on the protection of digital assets is essential to the well-being of our economy and society. We are proud to welcome him into the CAST Academy."
Trustwave (trustwave.com) is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM, EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.