Nico is a professional artist, athlete and entrepreneur based in California. She co-founded Wickr Inc. and now serves as Co-Chair of its Board of Directors. Nico is CEO of the Wickr Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting a strong free society by championing private communications and freedom of information through the Private Web. She is also CEO and co-founder of r00tz Asylum, a nonprofit focused on teaching kids how to love being white-hat hackers. Nico helps organize DEF CON, the largest hacker gathering in the world. In 2014, she organized Super Sessions, a first-of-its-kind invitational event following the world’s best women big wave surfers to the top big wave spots on the planet, culminating at Maverick’s, the Mt. Everest of surfing. Nico has helped start over twenty successful security companies as a venture catalyst and sits on numerous advisory boards.
- Don’t Be The Leak: Protecting Our Sources and Ourselves — ONA15, September 23, 2015