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 is the series editor of The Peter Stephenson Series on Cyber Investigation for Auerbach Publications (Taylor & Francis).
As an associate professor at Norwich University, Stephenson taught network attack and defense, digital forensics, and cyber investigation on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He was the founder and Director of the Norwich University Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics (NUCAC-DF). He will remain the Chief Information Security Officer for the University and conduct research in the Center to evolve the Global Cyber Threat Observatory. He has received the Distinguished Faculty Award in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.
He has lectured or delivered consulting engagements for 40 years in 12 countries and has been a technologist for 52 years. He operated a successful consulting practice for over 20 years and has worked for such companies as Siemens, Tektronix and QinetiQ (UK). Stephenson began his information assurance career in 1964 as a crypto tech in the US Navy.
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.
Dr. Stephenson is a Fellow of the Institute for Communications, Arbitration and Forensics in the UK, a Fellow 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, FAAFS and FICAF designations and is a licensed professional investigator (Michigan). His research is focused on hybrid/cybercrime assessment, and cyber threat analysis.