Peter Burnett

is an associate with GNKS Consult, and director of the independent consultancy Quarter House Limited providing Cyber Security and Information Sharing advice and expertise since December 2010. Much of his work had to do with the set-up and management of information security schemes at government- and national level, in which he has been liaising internationally, as well. He was International Coordinator at the UK’s Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA) in the Cabinet Office and International Liaison at the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) since 2007. Prior to that he was Head of Information Sharing and responsible for CERT and WARP in the National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC), from 1999 to 2007. Since 1977 he was in various positions in HMG, all related to IT or Information Security. 

He is also founder and organiser of the ground-breaking international Meridian CIIP Conference and Process (cited in the recent US International Cyber Strategy); and has been involved  in the international Cyber Storm II Cyber-Security Exercise, as leader of the UK involvement, managing the entire planning process including interaction with other countries, UK critical infrastructure industry, UK government, law-enforcement and intelligence agencies, and personally leading the team’s live engagement in the operations centre in Washington, remotely managing the UK operation. 

He has a BSc, is a member of ISSA, and was previously CISSP qualified. Since leaving UK government, he has been invited to lecture on APTs, CERTs, CIIP and Information Sharing in several countries and has held a number of contracts for private clients and for ENISA as a Moderator to the EP3R forum.