Thomas Pieragastini currently works as a security consultant with RedTeam Security. Before this role, Thomas was a penetration tester at PNC Bank with a focus on web applications and APIs. Thomas has also worked in threat intelligence and threat analysis in the financial industry, analyzing attack data, performing open-source intelligence gathering and research and constructing strategic approaches to mitigate threats. Before moving into information security, Thomas obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Binghamton University and taught university-level philosophy courses with a focus on logic, epistemology and contemporary theory.

Thomas is a regular speaker at the Northeast Ohio Security Forum and B-Sides Cleveland, with topics ranging from the history of information security and the use of port scanning for geopolitical research to the structure of kernel modifications and security-based modifications in secure Linux builds.

Credentials: GWAPT (GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester) and OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional).