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Richard Peters



Richard Peters brings over 14 years of experience managing, performing, and delivering information technology security solutions. This experience includes technology risk management, IT auditing, IT security assessments, internal auditing, attack-and-penetration testing services, and security analysis in domestic and global entities in the energy, technology, financial, and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Peters is skilled in designing, assessing, and testing against multiple security standards and frameworks, including ISO 27001/27002, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), COBIT, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He has been a professor at the University of Houston teaching information security. He is a frequent speaker and leader at major security conventions around the country.

Mr. Peters has considerable experience within the information security and auditing/assessment niche. He has knowledge and background in client/server environments, mainframes, and databases, as well as application and hardware experience. He has provided PCI-related services for over six years, including PCI DSS assessments, PA DSS assessments, and ASV services. Mr. Peters also has experience communicating with and between executive leadership and technical teams regarding understanding of risk.


University of Texas at Austin
BBA, Finance, 1996

Employment History

Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
Adjunct professor
2009 - 2014

UHY Advisors
Senior manager, Technology Assurance and Advisory Services
2009 - 2014

Jefferson Wells International
Engagement manager, Technology Risk Management
2005 - 2009

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