Jonathan Nichols is an independent Security Contractor. He has played a role in predicting, detecting, and mitigating some of the largest hacking campaigns in recent years. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Jon spent 10 years deployed with or working in support of US Psychological Operations (PSYOP) and NATO Special Operations. Merging the capabilities of PSYOP and Cyber, Jon has years of experience in building cyber security teams which focus on the humans behind the keyboards and the underlying influences which motivate their actions. He can be seen discussing cyber security topics on CNN and Vice documentaries, and regular contributes to many mainstream media articles on cyber security issues.