Peter M. Tran is the Head of Cyber and Product Security Solutions at InferSight and a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor for The Edward Davis Company. He is responsible for global product security, breach response, enterprise active cyber defense operations and applied counter threat innovation, techniques, tactics and analysis. Prior to InferSight, Peter was Vice President for Worldpay’s cyber defense operations and security strategy. He was founder, GM and Senior Director for RSA Security’s Advanced Cyber Defense (ACD) practice where he focused on next generation information security operations designs, tactical field deployments, exploitation discovery and response solutions. He possesses over 20 years of government, commercial and research experience in the field of cyber forensics, security operations, mobile device/GPS signals/exploitation and analysis. He is a Six Sigma Qualified Specialist, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds the SANS Institute GIAC Reverse Engineering Malicious Code certification.
He has held senior technical and leadership roles with Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Department of Defense (DoD) intelligence agencies as well as commercial enterprises developing various cyber threat operations programs. Peter is a recognized expert within the commercial and public sector industries on technical matters relating to computer forensics, malicious code, foreign counterintelligence, technology transfer, network security and cyber espionage.
Peter has authored several periodicals and journals published 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. Peter has helped defend some of the top commercial brands and public organizations and is a subject matter expert frequently appearing on Fox News, Fox Business, NBC, CBS, ABC, Sky News, Bloomberg, Reuters TV, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, LA Times, USA Today, Fast Company and The Harvard Business Review.
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 as well as the 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.