Nick was sworn as a police officer in 2010. He has been an information security analyst and consultant for ten years, and has worked in physical security and intelligence consulting in various roles since 1993. He is co-author of Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime (Syngress, 2012) and technical editor of Investigating Internet Crimes (Syngress, 2013) In 2005 he established the information security practice at industry analyst firm The 451 Group, where he conducted in-depth interviews with and consulted more than 1000 technology vendors, and a range of Fortune 1000 and government clients. In 2007 he was appointed 451′s VP of Research Operations. Since 2008 he has focused on law enforcement intelligence, while managing a boutique consultancy that provides cyber-incident response services to Fortune 250 companies. Nick consulted hundreds of venture-backed startups on understanding their competitive landscape, on product development and feature enhancements, user interface and security. He has consulted US and European governments, more than 80 investment banks, more than 20 venture capital firms; on the investment side, to better understand the technology and landscape of the companies into which they invested, and on the operations side on securing their intellectual property and processes.