Pete Nicoletti
Chief Information Security Officer, Virtustream

Pete Nicoletti has 29 years of experience in the development, implementation, operations, and management of a very wide array of information technology, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS cloud, security technologies, and MSSP services.

Prior to Virtustream, Pete was the vice president of Security Engineering at Terremark and Verizon, where he was instrumental in the success of Terremark's IaaS federal and commercial deployments and managed the entire security and MSSP portfolio, security consulting, presales activities, whitepaper authorship, and strategic planning.

Before this, Pete was the CSO/CTO of ProtectPoint Inc., where he designed and implemented 350 MSSP Solutions; and CTO/CEO of Promero, a hosted CRM/telephony company, where he was directly responsible for six patents and the deployment and operations of the world's most innovative SaaS/PaaS platform for VoIP and video teleconferencing.

In addition, Pete is internationally regarded as a wireless pioneer, having built the world's first commercially viable wireless ISP with over 500 antenna locations. Pete was also presented with the "Microsoft Industry Solutions" award by Steve Ballmer at Comdex 2000 for the most innovative and advanced implementation of Microsoft applications for a large VoIP/CRM travel agent system.

Pete is currently a board of directors consultant of the South Florida Information Systems Security Administrators, after serving three years as president. He is also on the board of directors for the Cloud Security Alliance-SF; an advisory board member for Arbor, VMware, Fortinet, Vormetric, and Trapezoid; former VP on the board of directors of the FBI Infragard; and a member of ISACA, Internet Coast, the Honeynet Alliance, the Computer Security Institute, IEEE, the Secret Service Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, EFF, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Anti-Phishing Working Group. Pete recently completed a chapter on content filtering for the IT masters-level college textbook Computer and Information Security.

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