Pete is currently Cybraics “Chief Data Officer” and has global responsibility for Systems Engineering, Analyst Relations, and assists in Product Development, Marketing, Customer Engagements and Operations.
Pete is the former CISO of Hertz Rent a Car Global Holdings, CISO of Virtustream (a Dell company) and VP of Security engineering at Terremark/Verizon. Pete has been a local South Florida trailblazer being the CEO of an MSSP, a wireless ISP, a network engineering company and a CRM telephony company.
Pete has 31 years of progressive responsibility in the deployment, marketing, sales, product development, engineering design, project implementation and operation of information technology, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS, cloud, data center operations, the entire spectrum of security technologies, compliance frameworks and Managed Security Service Provider services and operations.
In 2017, Pete was selected as a “Top 100 Global Chief Security Officers” by Hot Topics Magazine.
Pete’s cloud security deployments and designs have been rated by Garter as #1 and #2 in the world and he literally “wrote the book” on secure cloud reference designs as published in Intel Press: “Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security: A Solutions View.”
Pete is a former president of the South Florida ISSA and started the Chili cook off and Hack for the Flag Contest still going strong!
Pete enjoys mentoring security professionals and had some prodigies that have really had some great success!
Pete lives in the Keys with his wife Jenifer and has 3 kids, two away at collage spending his retirement money.