is Founder and CEO of the Elite Development Group.
Elite Development Group (EDG) is an I.T. Security and Services company. Founded in 2002, their team has been responsible for the successful remediation and the forensic investigation of network breaches spanning across the USA. EDG’s core competency is beyond just remediation; they are able to design and implement security-based appliances, software, and perform audits against various standards. Acting as an augmentation of an I.T. department (or without), their engineers are able to deliver unparalleled I.T. expertise while saving a client money.
Nicole has been involved in the security industry since 1996 as an ethical hacker and security consultant. Prior to founding Elite Development Group, she was a Chief Information Officer at a technology based .COM from 1997 to 2001. In conjunction with spearheading her own company, she is also the I.T. Sector Coordinator and Board Member for the FBI sponsored organization Infragard, Chief Security Scientist for Access-Smart, Council Master for the Bannon Institute, and a recognized Subject Matter Expert in Cyber Security/CyberWarfare.
She is also a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), Orange County Private Sector Terrorism Response Group (OCPSTRG), CalTech/MIT Technology Symposium, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Irvine Police Business Partnership (2008 committee member), FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni, California Licensed Investigators (CALI), ASIS, PICA, and CyberCop. She is a certified Infrastructure Liaison Officer (ILO) and trained in Pandemic and Business Continuity Planning.
Nicole is an accomplished speaker and writer having co-written I.T. Security for Dummies, Power LogOn Edition and published multiple research papers internationally. She has been an invited guest speaker by the National Electronics Distribution Group, Credit Management Association, Marymount University, ASIS, and a panel presenter regarding Children’s Safety Online.
She has been involved in the remediation and mitigation of incidents related to network intrusion, data theft/corruption, viral outbreaks, fraud, extortion, espionage, cyber harassment, and online misrepresentation.
Nicole earned her B.S in Chemistry, Pre Med at University of California, Irvine in 2000.
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