About the Speaker
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    Nick Rago
    Principal Security Engineer, Salt Security

    Nick is a startup veteran and Internet technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of application development, testing, and cyber security experience. He is recognized as an industry expert in API development, API management, and API security. At Salt, Nick is helping guide and positively influence how organizations protect themselves from today’s emerging API security threats. Prior to joining Salt, Nick was an early contributor to the success of Kong, the world’s most widely used API Management platform. During his years of service at Kong, before leaving as one of its most tenured members of staff, Nick architected and implemented some of the largest and most mission critical API Management and digital transformation projects (Monolith to Microservice) in North America. Prior to Kong, Nick worked early on in various roles for security companies such as MobileIron (Mobile Device, Data, and Application Security - IPO 2014) and Vontu (Data Loss Prevention - acquired by Symantec) and previously founded his own Internet software development company. Nick holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. When not knee deep in API's, code, microservices, containers, and other tech, you can find him up to his knees in snow, skiing throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Nick and his family reside in the Boston / New England area.