Peter M. Tran is the GM & Senior Director for RSA’s Worldwide Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) Practice. He is responsible for global cyber defense strategy, breach readiness, security operations design/implementation, intelligence and proactive computer network defense solutions and services. Prior to RSA, Peter led Raytheon’s commercial cyber professional services and solutions business as well as its Enterprise Security Operations and Cyber Threat Programs for SOC/CERT, intelligence, APT threat analysis, technical operations, exploitation analysis and adversarial attack methodologies research/tools development. He possesses over 18 years of combined government, commercial and research experience in the field of computer network forensics, exploitation analysis and operations. He is a Six Sigma Qualified Specialist and holds numerous technical certification to include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Paraben’s Handheld Device/GPS Signals Examination and the SANS Institute GIAC Reverse Engineering Malicious Code Certification.
He has held senior technical leadership roles with Northrop Grumman and Booz Allen Hamilton supporting various Department of Defense (DoD) Intelligence agencies as well as commercial enterprises. Peter is a recognized expert within the DoD and U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Communities on technical matters relating to computer forensics, malicious code, foreign counterintelligence, technology transfer,network security and cyber espionage.
Peter has authored several periodicals published by EMC, RSA, RAND Corporation,and the U.S. Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) for his field work involving advanced cyber threat analytics, distributed computer forensics and biometric technology applications. His research and technical experience is applied to predictive threat analysis, automated comparative forensics and applied data analytics technology gained while a post graduate research fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Peter is a subject matter expert resource appearing in the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NBC, CBS, Fox News, Fox Business, USA Today, SC Magazine, Computer World, CIO/CSO Magazine, Reuters, and Dark Reading.
He holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master of Forensic Sciences from the George Washington University and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program in Cyber Security Technology/Policy, MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Programs in Strategy and Innovation, Technology Operations and Value Chain Management. Peter is also a graduate of the FBI Cyber Training Program, the U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and the John E. Reid Technique ® for interview and interrogation. His professional experience includes work as a Federal Law Enforcement Special Agent, forensic analyst, systems/security engineer, software product designer, consultant in both technology prototyping/production and as an early stage venture mentor/advisor.