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Jeff Pergal

Technical Solutions Director

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.


  • 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)


  • Adjunct Instructor, Madison College, IT and security areas for over 20 years
  • Speaker at various security and technology-focused national conferences[GF1] 
  • Member of InfraGard

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 November 07 2024

Actionable Purple Team Simulation Online Training (November 7-8)

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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Training Resources August 03 2024

Black Hat USA Training - Applied Threat Hunting and Detection Engineering

Registration is now open for our Black Hat training on August 3-6, 2024

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Events TrustedSec HQ | July 30 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter Member Meeting July 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter July MeetupCome join us for our monthly meetup! The ISC2 Cleveland Chapter is hosting an exciting in-person event for all cybersecurity…

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Webinars July 24 2024

Ask Me Anything: Remediation

Join the TrustedSec Remediation Team as they discuss how to prioritize and identify deficiencies in your cloud platform and examine best practices to harden…

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Webinars July 17 2024

Effective Security Logging: What and How to Monitor for Security Issues

In today's digital landscape, understanding what to log and how to effectively monitor these logs is crucial for maintaining robust security defenses. Often,…

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Events Pittsburgh, PA | July 12 2024

BSidesPGH 2024

TrustedSec is proud to sponsor and have a booth at this year's BSides Pittsburgh! Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone will be giving a talk "Why You…

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News July 12 2024

Scripps News - Massive AT&T data breach exposes ‘nearly all’ customers

A massive data breach at AT&T exposed the data of "nearly all" of its customers. Incident Response Practice Lead Tyler Hudak spoke with Scripps News about what…

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Blog July 11 2024

dirDevil: Hiding Code and Content Within Folder Structures

Welcome back to another round of "Hiding in Plain Sight," exploring weird places to stash data or payloads. In our last edition, we explored an easy method of…

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News July 11 2024

Fox 8 News - Cleveland cyberattack: Impact on taxpayers remains a mystery 1 month after hacking

The City of Cleveland still cannot answer residents' questions about what type of data was leaked in the cyber incident last month. Advisory Solutions Director…

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Events Chicago, IL | July 10 2024


TrustedSec is proud to sponsor and have a booth this year's National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) IT Summit! The event will take place on…

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