Peter Stephenson

Peter Stephenson, technology editor, SC Media

Technology Editor Peter Stephenson has worked with SC Media in some capacity for years. Indeed, his straight-talking opinions once filled our news pages in a long-standing monthly contribution that since has been taken over by a rotation of experts. In addition to overseeing SC Media's reviews and writing the "Threat Hunter" blog, Stephenson also is a researcher and author. His areas of expertise include information assurance and risk, information warfare, counter-terrorism, cyber criminology, cyber jurisprudence, and digital investigation and forensics. He has taught information assurance, network attack and defense, digital forensics and cyber investigation on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He started his 50+ year career as a U.S. Navy cryptographer, then moved into the private sector where he operated his own information security consulting practice for some 20 years. Navigating the industry and his career with aplomb, he then became director of technology for the global security practice of Netigy Corporation and was, until July 2003, the director of technology and a research coordinator for QinetiQ Trusted Information Management, a large international information security professional and managed services company. He holds a doctorate in digital investigation and is pursuing a second PhD in law. He holds the CISSP (retired) designation from (ISC)2 and retired as a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also is former CISO of Norwich University. In short, Stephenson knows a thing or two about IT security.

Most Recent Articles by Peter Stephenson

  • BluVector

    BluVector is a threat hunting tool on steroids.

  • Risk and policy management

    As the years have passed, we have noted a convergence between risk and policy management products.

  • DLP and endpoint security

    We combined DLP and endpoint security tools this year because, in the spirit of convergence, we are seeing the two groups come together as endpoint starts to include DLP more and more.

  • Seceon

    There is an increasing trend today toward focusing on such next-generation functionality as machine learning, Big Data analytics and behavioral analysis. This month's First Look does all of that very effectively.

  • Managing a herd of escaped cats

    The big challenge today with mobile device security, of course, continues to be BYOD.