THOTCON Hacking Conference [B-Side]

THOTCON is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill security conference - and it's even obvious from the moment you browse their website. How did a local, small-scale event in Chicago, grow to become a major cybersecurity conference, and what is its connection to The Matrix movie? Producer Eliad Kimhy talks to Nick Percoco and Jonathan Tomek, two of THOTCON's founders.

Hosted By

Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.
In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast, Making History, with over 14 million downloads as of Oct. 2019.
Author of 3 books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

Special Guest

Nick Percoco

Chief Security Officer at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

With more than 23 years of information security experience, Nicholas was recently the Chief Security Officer at Uptake.
In 2011, SC Magazine named Percoco Security Researcher of the Year. In addition, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Illinois State University College of Applied Science & Technology Academy of Achievement.
Percoco is the creator of THOTCON (a hacking conference held in Chicago each year), & co-founder of The Cavalry movement.

Jonathan Tomek

Founder @MadX

Researcher, Nerd, Marine. Cyber Threat Analyst.