Nicko van Someren
Chief Technology Officer

Nicko serves as Absolute’s Chief Technology Officer where he oversees the direction and strategic vision of Absolute’s product architecture and security roadmap. He has more than two decades of experience leading, developing and bringing to market disruptive security technologies. Prior to his role at Absolute, Nicko served as Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Officer at nanopay, Inc, a financial services technology company. He has also served as Chief Technology Officer at the Linux Foundation, Good Technology (now a part of BlackBerry) and nCipher (now a part of Entrust Datacard) as well as the Chief Security Architect at Juniper Networks. Nicko also serves as a board member and advisor for numerous startups and is a mentor for the Techstars accelerator program in Boulder, CO. He has a PhD from Trinity College and fellowships from the Royal Academy of Engineering and British Computer Society.

The rate of technology development has been accelerating for as long as technology has existed; there’s no reason why it should stop any time soon and there’s no reason why attack tools shouldn’t follow the same trend. To get an appreciation of how technological development has accelerated, Absolute CTO Nicko van Someren takes a look at the timelines.
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