Nicole M. Fellouris, ILO, SME.
Co-Founder and CISO in California
As a Sr. I.T Security Engineer and internationally recognized SME in Cyber Security and Cyber Counter Intelligence Operations; Ms. Nicole Fellouris's career in I.T Security and Ethical Hacking spans over 20+ years. Beginning in 1996 as a pre-med student at the University of California, Irvine., Nicole quickly developed a talent for reverse engineering and ethical hacking, attending her first Defcon in 1998 and receiving multiple recruitment opportunities by both Domestic and International Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. Nicole's first "C-Suite" position and technology startup experience started in 1999 as CIO of ComponentsDirect.com(VAR). In 2002, she left ComponentsDirect.com to Found Elite Development Group, Inc. Serving as Founder & CEO until sabbatical in 2011, Nicole and team were responsible for 100+ successful cyber threat disruption and incident remediation, in addition to Corporate & Regulatory Compliance Projects. As a Globally Recognized Senior I.T Security practitioner, Entrepreneur and Scientist, Nicole was privileged to receive and accept multiple Board Appointments within the Public/Private and Non-Profit Sectors. BOD appointments included the FBI/Private Industry Partnership organization Infragard, LifeBoat Foundation, OC Chapter of AWT, and Bannon Institute.
In September 2017, Nicole co-founded Blockchain based company Project Halcyon. The core business objective of Halcyon is the secure product development of next generation application platforms targeted toward the U.S based Mortgage and Real Estate industries, in addition to the diversified financial services industry.