Peter Stephenson, PhD, CCFP, CISSP, CISM, FICAF, MI PI


Chief Scientist


Dr. Peter Stephenson is the Chief Scientist of On Point Cyber, responsible for driving the company's technology strategy with a focus on accelerating cyber security innovation and application development using established and emerging technologies.  Dr. Stephenson will spearhead our cyber security collaboration and information sharing activities with the United States Government to help prevent or mitigate risks to the Nation's public and privately owned/operated protected systems.


Dr. Stephenson joined On Point Cyber after retiring from Norwich University where he served as an associate professor teaching network attack and defense, digital forensics, and cyber investigation at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.   He also served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the University and Director of the Norwich University Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics. Dr. Stephenson has received the Distinguished Faculty Award in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.


Dr. Stephenson is a cyber criminologist, digital investigator and digital forensic scientist.  He is a writer, researcher and lecturer on information assurance, digital investigation, and forensics on large-scale computer networks.  He has lectured extensively on digital investigation and security, and has written, edited or contributed to 19 books and several hundred articles in major national and international trade, technical and scientific publications.


He has lectured or delivered consulting engagements for the past 37 years in eleven countries plus the United States and has been a technologist for fifty years. He operated a successful consulting practice for over 20 years and has worked for such companies as Siemens, Tektronix and QinetiQ (UK). Dr. Stephenson began his information assurance career in 1964 as a crypto tech in the US Navy.


Dr. Stephenson obtained his PhD in computing at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England where his research was in the structured investigation of digital incidents in complex computing environments. He holds a Master of Arts degree (cum laude) in diplomacy with a concentration in terrorism from Norwich University.


He is on the editorial advisory boards several publications and is technology editor for SC Magazine. He has been an information assurance advisor for Combined Endeavor (the world’s largest international joint interoperability exercise including over 40 countries) and is a cyber forensics advisor for the state of Vermont and the Northfield, Vermont Police Department. He sits on the CCFP CBK (Certified Cyber Forensics Professional Common Body of Knowledge) Committee for (ISC)2 and on the University’s ITS Governance Executive Committee.


Dr. Stephenson is a Fellow of the Institute for Communications, Arbitration and Forensics in the UK, a Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Member of the Vidocq Society, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vermont chapter of InfraGard.  He holds the CCFP, CISSP, CISM and FICAF designations and is a licensed professional investigator (Michigan). His research is focused on hybrid/cybercrime assessment, and profiling compromised networks.