Kevin Peterson, CISSP

Founder | Cybersecurity Practice Leader

#1 independent Zscaler coach in North America, USAF veteran, pilot.

Years

What an entire career in security looks like…

Lead cybersecurity programs for a Fortune 10 company, the final 2 years as a business unit security officer. This included overseeing the security needs of 75 software products and a several hundred million dollar managed services business. Across the entire company Kevin had the extended responsibility as the lead for Azure and AWS, where he also introduced Zscaler.

Director, Security & Network Transformation, where he was the leading field evangelist (2.5 cities per week, on average) for the #1 cloud cybersecurity platform, while also authoring many of the top white papers.

Served 7.5 years at Juniper Networks as Sr. Product Manager, Pulse (Netscreen, Neoteris) SSL VPN product line. The #1 SSL VPN of all time (as measured by Gartner, Infonetics, and customers). Also the co-author of the #1 book on SSL VPNs and the SSL VPN Insider blog site!

Level 3 Support Engineer for Microsoft Exchange, just as it was being introduced to enterprise customers (late ’90s). Specifically focused on foreign connectors, bridging various legacy email systems to seamlessly work with Exchange.

Without a doubt, this is where I learned to do support right.

Senior Patrol Officer  (Volunteer) Served my community, averaging 30 hours/month as a sheriff’s deputy.

Like most veterans, we feel the call to community and public service and serve with true distinction. While most volunteer officers didn’t make it to the point of being a patrolman, the sheriff himself promoted me to that position in the least permitted time.

Avionics Communication and Navigation in Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Based in England and served during the Cold War and then the Gulf War.

This was my humble beginning into cybersecurity, where I first learned all about communication and operational security, including repairing classified crypto systems.

Now called upon by Fortune 100 companies to help their teams accelerate key cloud cybersecurity programs, using not only the deepest technical skills, but soft skills around internal and external marketing and communication endeavors that align with the needs of the business, their culture, and their desire to be recognized as top industry leaders.

Kevin’s rich history and proven executive leadership across the very best of the best organizations is why he is now one of the top consultants in the industry.