Dr. Peter Stephenson is the Technology Editor and author of the “Threat Hunter” blog in SC Magazine, a leading industry publication for which he has written for over 20 years. He is a cyber criminologist, digital investigator and digital forensic research scientist, as well as being a writer, researcher and lecturer on cyber threat analysis, cyber criminology, cyber jurisprudence and cyber criminalistics on large-scale computer networks.
He has lectured extensively on digital investigation and security, and has written, edited or contributed to 20 books and several hundred articles and peer-reviewed papers in major national and international trade, technical and scientific publications. He is the series editor of the new Peter Stephenson Series on Cyber Crime Investigation (Auerbach). He spends his time in retirement as a writer and researcher specializing in cyber threat analysis, cyber criminology, and cyber jurisprudence.
Dr. Stephenson was an Associate Professor and the Chief Information Security Officer for Norwich University and, prior to his retirement in July of 2015, was Director of the Norwich University Global Cyber Threat Observatory and Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics, both of which he founded. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award in the Norwich College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. He retired from the university in July, 2015.
Dr. Stephenson has lectured or delivered consulting engagements for the past 45 years in eleven countries plus the United States and has been a technologist for fifty-three years.
Dr. Stephenson obtained his PhD by research in computing at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England where his research was in the structured investigation of digital incidents in complex computing environments. He holds a Master of Arts degree (cum laude) in diplomacy with a concentration in terrorism from Norwich University. He currently is pursuing a second PhD in law focusing on cyber jurisprudence research.
Dr. Stephenson is a full member of the Vidocq Society, for which he acts as Chief Information Security Officer, and has retired as a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is a member of the Albany chapter of InfraGard. He held—but has retired from—the CCFP, CISSP, CISM, FICAF and FAAFS designations, and currently is a licensed professional investigator in Michigan.