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About NopSec

What Does NopSec Mean?
  • NOP
    Nop is short for NOP Slide, a long line of NULL operator codes used in hacking. We were founded by white hat hackers aiming to help companies improve their cybersecurity from attacks.
  • SEC
    Sec is the opposite defensive mechanism against cyber threats and data breaches. Combined we apply both offensive and defensive philosophy to our solution, because the best defender thinks like a hacker.
Our Vision
To create a world where organizations hold more cyber control than those who seek to exploit them.
Our Mission
To organize the chaos of cybersecurity and provide defense information to security teams worldwide.
Our Purpose
To empower every cybersecurity defender to manage threat exposure with confidence.
Our team is passionate about building technology that helps customers simplify their work, manage cyber exposure effectively, and empower them to make more informed decisions.
  • Lisa Xu Chief Executive Officer
    Lisa Xu Chief Executive Officer

    Lisa Xu serves as Chief Executive Officer where she is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic and operational functions for NopSec. Lisa has a passion for connecting business with technology and thrives in transforming disruptive technology into leading solutions. Over the past two decades, Lisa has advised Fortune 500 enterprises on data security, privacy and technology risk management, and led many diverse teams at Ally Financial (GMAC), KPMG, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Lisa holds a B.A. in Economics and a Master’s in Finance from Boston College.

  • Michelangelo Sidagni Chief Technology Officer
    Michelangelo Sidagni Chief Technology Officer

    Michelangelo Sidagni serves as Chief Technology Officer leading technical development, security research and operations for NopSec. Prior to NopSec, Michelangelo was the Director of IT Security Services at Ciphertechs and served as a lead internal security consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield advising on HIPAA security and privacy initiatives. Michelangelo holds numerous professional certifications in information security including CISSP, CISA, and CIA and is a frequent speaker at information security events around the country. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Pavia in Italy.

  • Shawn Evans Head of Security Research
    Shawn Evans Head of Security Research

    Shawn is the Head of Security Research at NopSec. He brings a strong background in cybersecurity and consulting, with more than 10 years experience performing network, application, and physical security penetration assessments. Shawn has a passion for developing and understanding security related software, in addition to playing music. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Computer Science.

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    PK Kota VP of Customer Success
    Prabhakar Headshot
    PK Kota VP of Customer Success

    PK is an Information Security leader with 25 year of experience in delivering security solutions, managing InfoSec programs, and running global customer success teams. Being a 3-times CISO, PK provides a unique technical perspective to help customers implement and succeed in the vulnerability management program. At NopSec, PK is responsible for overseeing the entire post sales including customer success operations, customer experience with the Unified VRM platform and customer support.

  • Michael Tucker Director of Marketing
    Michael Tucker Director of Marketing

    Michael serves as the Director of Marketing where he oversees all marketing, sales enablement, and martech automation systems. Business growth is Michael’s game. His professional passion is rooted in bridging marketing and sales organizations through technology and maturity-arch strategy. He has intentionally developed a resume to do so by leading demand gen. programs, architecting CRM and automation systems, and hitting quotas in sales positions for a variety of organizations of different sizes. Michael holds a B.A. in Marketing from Texas State University.

  • Kevin Barcellos Director of Sales Engineering
    Kevin Barcellos Director of Sales Engineering

    Kevin Barcellos is the Director of Sales Engineering for NopSec and his team is responsible for all pre-sales technical customer engagement. He has been selling and implementing Risk Based Vulnerability Management and ITGRC Solutions for over a decade. His 30 year Enterprise Software sales career has primarily been spent with early stage companies such as eGain (NASDAQ: EGAN), Vantive (acquired by Peoplesoft) and Liquid Engines (acquired by Thomson Reuters.)

  • Larry Rivera Headshot
    Larry Rivera Director of Product
    Larry Rivera Headshot
    Larry Rivera Director of Product

    Larry Rivera is a cybersecurity leader with over a decade as a civilian for the National Security Agency as a computer network exploitation operator, cyber product manager, and strategist. As the Director of Product at NopSec, Larry combines his cybersecurity expertise, leadership, and love of solving problems. Larry’s mission at NopSec is to make Unified VRM the industry’s best Risk-Based Vulnerability Management platform, truly giving its clients more control than those who seek to exploit them.

Board of the directors and advisors
  • Tom Mcneight Board Member
    Tom Mcneight Board Member

    Mr. McNeight has had a 35 year career in enterprise software systems. He was formerly the President and CEO of GuardedNet, Inc., a security information management (SIM) software company acquired by Micromuse. Prior to joining GuardedNet, he was a top executive of Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) where he was responsible for building the field operations. McNeight is a former United States Army officer with service in Europe and Southeast Asia. He received his BA in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University and his MS in Management Science from Texas Christian University. He has had a number of past board appointments, most recently to Silver Tail Systems, acquired by RSA/EMC, and SecureWorks, Inc., acquired by Dell, and he currently serves on the board of Digital Health Department, Inc.

  • Peter Lee Board Advisor
    Peter Lee Board Advisor

    Peter is the President & Chief Executive Officer of RapidMiner and responsible for the strategy and operations of the company. Previously, Peter served as Executive Vice President of TIBCO where he was responsible for the Analytics/Big Data, B2B, Cloud, CXM and SIEM product groups. Peter joined TIBCO when it acquired DataSynapse, where he served as CEO and co-founder. Peter began his career as a strategy consultant for Deloitte International and as an investment banker for J.P. Morgan & Co. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Attivio and as an Independent Member of the Investment Committee of the Advanced Finance & Investment Group. Peter earned an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, an MA in International Affairs from The University of Pennsylvania and graduated AB cum laude from Harvard University.

  • Tim Webb Board Advisor
    Tim Webb Board Advisor

    Tim Webb is the Chief Strategy & Security Officer at Fugue, where he is responsible for advising, financing, operations & team building. He has made significant contributions to both new business creation and national security affairs over a 30 year career. He was previously a founder and Managing Director of Inflection Point Ventures, where he financed and served as a Director for early stage technology-based companies. Webb received his Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, a Diploma in electrical engineering from Imperial College London, and a B.S.E in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Stuart Staniford Board Advisor
    Stuart Staniford Board Advisor

    Stuart Staniford is a scientist, investor, and executive with two decades of experience in statistical analysis, computer security threat detection, and software architecture. Most recently, Stuart was a key inventor and an executive at FireEye (FEYE) where he developed novel statistical algorithms and module for network detection of malicious websites installing illegal malicious software on client computers. This allows FireEye to repurpose its existing product line as a solution to the web-bot problem. He also invented and developed a PDF parser and zero-day detection module to address shift of web attacks to primarily PDF vector and did the same for Java and SWF. He was a member of the CVE Editorial Board at the MITRE Corporation. Stuart holds a Ph.D. in physics and M.S. in computer science from University of California at Davis.

  • Dr. Betty Moon Board Member
    Dr. Betty Moon Board Member

    Dr. Betty Moon is Sr. Principal and Strategic Industry Advisor for SAP, the world’s business software market leader. Dr. Moon develops thought leadership that bridges technology and financial services, helping executives create the future of financial services. Dr. Moon earned both her Master of Science degree and Doctorate in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University. She is passionate supporter of women in business, a champion for corporate diversity and a sought-after speaker on innovation and technology.

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