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Pete Herzog

Advisor Other, OO

Managing Director, Co-Founder, ISECOM.

Managing Director, Co-Founder, ISECOM.

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Picus Security
Picus Security


Security Researcher Risk Based Security November 2014 - present
Security Advisor Picus Security April 2014 - present
Managing Director, Co-Founder ISECOM January 2001 - present


Utica College of Syracuse University 1988 - 1993

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Edutainment
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Created and maintain the OSSTMM - open source security testing methodology manual - with 12 million downloads a year and the standard for security testing.

Created and maintain Hacker Highschool security awareness for teens - with 6 million downloads a year.

Developed commercially vulnerability and software metrics, attack surface metrics, and non-biased trust metrics. Published the first premise of Internet-based competitive intelligence and open source intelligence gathering in 1997.

As a non-profit security researcher, my work with ISECOM is about 10 years ahead of the security industry. Current trends (2015) in security products in technology reflect my published research from 2006.

I have worked with large corporations, medical schools, federal government agencies, and SMEs. I have taught medical systems at Buffalo University Medical School, Business Information Security for ESADE Business School's MBA program, and Security Testing and Analysis at La Salle University Barcelona.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I am a hands-on adviser who will listen to discussions, take part as necessary, and contribute to the development or tweak aspects of the product process to help make improvements.

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David Lauer
They're my friends  •  Independent Director, Aequitas NEO Exchange and Co-Founder and CTO, KOR Group.
Pete's the most impressive security professional I've ever met. His approach is different, but I believe it to be far more advanced than wha ... t the security industry normally does. He's passionate about security, trust and helping people and it comes through in everything he does.

David Lauer
We worked together  •  Independent Director, Aequitas NEO Exchange and Co-Founder and CTO, KOR Group.
Dave has been directly involved in many fields while holding many of the roles from developer to executive adviser. This gives him the big-p ... icture and the long-vision required of what it takes to make a successful project. He is technically proficient, business-minded, and experienced in the politics and human-relations needed for understanding the ins and outs of making a business.