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Jeff Pergal

Technical Solutions Director

EXPERIENCE
Jeff Pergal has 30+ years of experience in IT and security, from startups to Fortune 500 organizations. 

Jeff is a security consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the Information Security field. He most recently developed and matured a large team of security technologists at a Fortune 500 company responsible for adversarial simulation, threat hunting, detection engineering, deception technologies, and threat intelligence. Jeff and his teams pioneered approaches to decreasing active threat resolution from multiple days to a 15-minute average resolution time.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing, with a concentration in Information Systems, Valparaiso University
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (AWS CCP)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Adjunct Instructor, Madison College, IT and security areas for over 20 years
  • Speaker at various security and technology-focused national conferenceshttps://security-storm.com[GF1] 
  • Member of InfraGard

PASSION FOR SECURITY
Jeff is on a quest to help organizations of all sizes improve their security posture, foster security cultures, and build strong, high-functioning teams. He also has a deep understanding of and empathy for the complexity of balancing priorities, resources, budgets, and other obstacles that sometimes make these things a challenge for many organizations.

Featured Blogs And Resources

Discover the blogs, analysis, webinars, and podcasts by this team member.

Training Resources May 02 2024

Actionable Purple Team Simulation Online Training (May 2-3)

Learn how to create specific detections to identify early Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) in our online course. Designed for those looking to improve their…

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Events TrustedSec HQ | April 30 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter Member Meeting April 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter April MeetupCome join us for our April Meetup! Our Cleveland Chapter is hosting an exciting in-person event for all cybersecurity…

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Webinars April 17 2024

Enter the Sandbox: Impede Detection Platform v1.1 Release

Join us for our webinar with Director of Product Operations Ben Mauch, where you can get a look at the new Impede Detection Platform updates and the all-new…

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Blog April 16 2024

PCI DSS Vulnerability Management: The Most Misunderstood Requirement – Part 2

Risk RankingThis is part two (2) of a three (3) part series on PCI DSS version 4.0 requirement 6.3.1, for identification and management of vulnerabilities.…

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Events Kennedy Space Center, Florida | April 12 2024

Hack Space Con 2024

Founder and CEO David Kennedy is the keynote speaker at this year's Hack Space Con! We are also proud to sponsor this event.

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Podcasts April 12 2024

Security Noise - Episode 6.18

Careers in InfoSec: Where do you want to go today?

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Blog April 11 2024

PCI DSS Vulnerability Management: The Most Misunderstood Requirement – Part 1

Vulnerability IdentificationPCI DSS version 4.0 requirement 6.3.1, for identification and management of vulnerabilities, and its predecessors in previous…

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Blog April 09 2024

A Hitch-Hacker's Guide To DACL-Based Detections - The Addendum

 This blog was co-authored by TAC Practice Lead Megan Nilsen and Andrew Schwartz.1    IntroductionLast year, Andrew and I posted a four (4) part blog series…

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Blog April 04 2024

Observations From Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks

Since joining TrustedSec, I have gotten to work numerous cases, and each of them is like unraveling a mystery to get at the truth—especially the situations…

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News April 04 2024

Inc. Magazine - The Omni Hotel Cyberattack Shows the Kind of Chaos That Can Happen When You're Unprepared for a Hack

Why should businesses prepare for a cyberattack? "If you're dealing with an incident without having a retainer or without having a plan in place, it's…

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