Richard Peters is a managing director at Berkeley Research Group (BRG) and delivers cybersecurity capabilities to clients in the US and globally.

He brings over twenty years of experience managing, performing, and delivering information technology (IT) security solutions. His specialties include technology risk management, IT auditing, cybersecurity assessments, crypto/decentralized finance (DeFi) security, attack-and-penetration testing services, and security analysis across a variety of industries and sectors.

Mr. Peters has considerable experience within the information security and cybersecurity assessment space. He speaks frequently at major security conventions around the country. In addition, he has taught information security as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston.

Mr. Peters brings vast experience in designing, assessing, and testing against multiple security standards and frameworks, including ISO 27000, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), COBIT, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also has knowledge of and background in client/server environments, mainframes, and databases, as well as application and hardware experience.

Mr. Peters has a thorough understanding of PCI compliance management, providing PCI-related services for over fifteen years, including PCI DSS assessments, PA DSS assessments, and ASV services. With his varied background and experience in client service, he can bridge the gap between executive leadership and technical teams regarding corporate strategies and programs for information security and acceptable levels of risk.

Areas of Expertise


University of Texas at Austin
BBA, Finance