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This profile was last updated on 10/27/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Managing Director

Phone: (613) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Barcelona , Spain
78 O'Conner Street
Ottawa , Ontario K1P 5M7

Company Description: The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) is an open-source collaborative community since January 2001 with non-profit status in the USA and Spain....   more

Employment History

  • Lead Security Researcher
  • Creator

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Masters
    La Salle University
  • MBA
155 Total References
Web References
ISECOM - Making Sense of Security, 10 Dec 2011 [cached]
Pete Herzog
As Managing Director, Pete is the co-founder of ISECOM and is directly involved in all ISECOM projects. His main objective is for ISECOM to assure truth in security application and deployment. Pete focuses on scientific, methodical testing for controlling the quality of security, countermeasures, access controls, and business integrity. In addition to managing ISECOM, Pete teaches the Masters for Security at La Salle University in Barcelona which accredits the OPST and OPSA training courses and Business Information Security in the MBA program from ESADE which is the foundation of the OPSA. Other than security, Pete reads a lot. He reads pretty much everything he can get his hands on and most often is seen with a book, a magazine, and a pen for marking them up.
ISECOM - About us, 27 July 2015 [cached]
Pete Herzog
Pete is the co-founder of ISECOM and as Managing Director is directly involved in all ISECOM projects. In 2000, Pete created the OSSTMM for security testing and analysis. He is still the lead developer of the OSSTMM but has also leads the organization into new research challenges like Smarter Safer Better, the Bad People Project, and the Home Security Methodology. Pete's strong interest in the properties of trust and how it affects us and our lives has led to trust metrics and has brought ISECOM more deeply into Human Security. In addition to managing ISECOM, Pete taught the Masters for Security at La Salle University in Barcelona which accredits the OPST and OPSA training courses and Business Information Security in the MBA program from ESADE which is the foundation of the OPSA. In addition to security, Pete is an avid Maker, Hacker, and reader.
We asked Pete Herzog to tell ..., 7 May 2014 [cached]
We asked Pete Herzog to tell us more about what people can expect at his OSSTMM class at RVAsec and he provided us a great response!
Pete Herzog is the lead security researcher and creator of the OSSTMM. His analysis of security, hacking, trust, fraud, and neuro-hacking have shown up in thousands of research papers, books, and government documents around the world. He’s passionate about hacking and figuring out how things (and people) work.
Title:Â The Secrets of Security with the OSSTMM Instructor:Â Pete Herzog
Wireless Security | Robert Siciliano - Personal Security and Identity Theft Expert, 27 June 2013 [cached]
Pete Herzog, Founder of ISECOM, will be discussing the revised Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM v3) and how it applies to web application security today (10-13-2010) in Raleigh, NC. Pete rarely gets to the US, so this is a unique opportunity for security professionals to have an open discussion with him about trust-based security models and how to apply sound logic to securing and testing web applications. "About 5...
ISECOM - Press [cached]
Mastering Trust: Hacking People, Networks, Software, and Ideas. - Pete Herzog
Pete Herzog presented the Smarter Safer Better seminar series.
Outpost24/Lab106, Quality: Back to Basics - Pete Herzog, Managing Director ISECOM: Chairman of the day / event host
May 8th, 2010 - Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, Spain. VI Jornada IEA
11:15 - 13:00 "Mastering Trust" workshop with Pete Herzog
Pete Herzog presented the latest ISECOM research on operational trust and how to use trust metrics to see through lies, fraud, and deception and make quicker, better decisions.
March 8-12 2010, Troopers'10, Heidelberg, Germany
Pete Herzog presents his Keynote covering on how to combine attack surface metrics and trust metrics to eliminate patching, eliminate risk assessments, and to build more secure infrastructures.
The article begins with an example of Pete Herzog doing some basic toy hacking.
October 2009 - "Security Testing by Methodology: the OSSTMM" by Simon Wepfer & Pete Herzog
Visit to the Atlas and LHCb and Seminar "Securing with the OSSTMM" by Pete Herzog and Nicolas Mayencourt (Dreamlab Technologies AG, Affiliate Partner of ISECOM in Switzerland)
July 2009 - Peter Herzog and Marta Barceló were interviewed by Anna Mas for the Cardedeu Newspaper "El NAS" (catalan).
Pete Herzog was invited by our dutch partner Outposr24/Lab 106 and presented "The Moebius Defense".
Pete Herzog: 'I focused the main presentation on Anti-Guerrilla Warfare tactics, why defense in depth doesn't work, and the new Möbius Defense along with graphics the NEW attack visualization technology we are now using.
October 8 2008, SecTor, Toronto, Canada. "The New New Thieves" by Pete Herzog
Pete Herzog presents the ongoing research into OSSTMM 3 and its practical aspects for business.
February 28, 2007 - FOSDEM videos available - posted by Pete Herzog
I just saw that the FOSDEM videos have been posted (
Pete Herzog is presenting on Security Testing and the OSSTMM.
February 2007 - FOSDEM, interview with Pete Herzog - posted by Admin
Pete Herzog is an exception among the speakers at FOSDEM 2007. His main focus it not a software project, but a "methodology" -- and one that aims to improve and measure IT security.
Article for hakin9 in German by Christoph Baumgartner, Pete Herzog and Martin Rutishauser "Technische Security Audits nach OSSTMM". (GERMAN)
Pete Herzog, Managing Director of ISECOM, will be joining the panel Legal & Compliance Challenges for Today's CISO - Obstacles & Overlaps at the CISO Summit in Barcelona.
Pete Herzog presented the following topics:
December 15th, 2004, Barcelona, Spain - Pete Herzog and Jaume Abella interviewed by Ona Catalana
Pete Herzog at the Information Intelligence Conference in Paris. Learn more at:
May 31st 2004, Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Pete Herzog at e-Gallaecia
May 30th 2002 - Pete Herzog's Interview on COMRàdio - (CATALAN & ENGLISH)
Parlem de seguretat informàtica amb Pete Herzog, un dels "ethical hackers" més reconeguts a nivell internacional i coordinador de Ideahamster, en el site del qual podem trobar l' OSTMM, l' únic estàndard públic per analitzar els riscos de seguretat a la xarxa.
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