Peter Armstrong is a nonresident scholar with the Technology and International Affairs Program and is an expert in management of cyber risk and cyber security and a self-professed cyber and risk management geek. Peter runs his own cyber risk management consulting business.
Peter was the senior cyber subject matter expert at Munich Re Group and before that led the Willis Cyber risk consulting business, where he focused on the quantification and management of cyber exposure in the risk portfolios of large organizations. He has served on the Advisen Cyber Security Conference Advisory Board and is a leading thinker in developing responses to the cyber challenges facing large, complex organizations.
Peter's background is in the defense, intelligence, and security sector, where for many years he led sensitive cyber security activities in the UK and overseas with a particular focus upon industrial control systems and operational technology in energy (including nuclear), utilities, transportation, primary industries, and manufacturing (notably aviation, automotive and high tech). Peter ran the Thales Cyber Security Business, the Finmeccanica global Battlespace business, and the UNISYS Commercial Industries Group.
Peter's early career was spent serving as an officer in the Royal Navy deployed during the Cold War in nuclear submarines. Peter holds a master's degree in IT and management, his first degree is in economics, and he is a fellow of the Institute of Directors.