Helping companies develop cyber security instincts
An experienced and independent advisor providing a critical perspective on your cyber strategy, delivering invaluable insight on your journey to Cyber Resilience, and creating board-level awareness of the real risks to your business
Partner and Lead Consultant
Peter’s career spans over 50 years, with experience in network security, social engineering, threat and risk analysis, red teaming, industrial control systems and electronics.
He founded First Base Technologies, the UK’s first cybersecurity consultancy, in 1989. He provided security testing and guidance for businesses of all sizes for more than 28 years, leading a team of expert penetration testers and consultants.
Naturally Cyber was conceived as a vehicle to provide senior management with independent expert advice, guidance on achieving Cyber Resilience, and education on the real cyber risks to business.
Peter is also a world-renowned security evangelist, speaking at major conferences and delivering seminars and webinars. He has appeared in documentaries for BBC television, provided commentary on security issues for TV and radio, and written many articles on cybersecurity.
He is a BCS Fellow, a Chartered IT Professional, CISSP, and a member of CIISec, ISACA and Mensa. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Sussex, teaching cybersecurity and resilience.
Independent expert advice
Cyber security is a complex and evolving arena. With so many competing solutions, each claiming to be your 'silver bullet', it's nearly impossible to know where to focus your people and budgets.
An experienced, trusted and independent advisor can give you the knowledge and clarity needed for effective decision making.
Peter Wood can provide a perspective on your cyber security unrivalled in the industry, informed by decades of experience with organisations of every size.
Focused cyber security strategy
A cyber security incident is no longer likely to be an isolated event, but a sustained and persistent campaign. There is no single solution that will offer protection from an attack.
Cyber Resilience is about managing security with a multi-layered approach that encompasses people, processes and technology.
Peter Wood can guide you in identifying your most significant threats, your most important business assets and how your security strategy relates to them. This is a paradigm shift that uses security intelligence to inform decisions and support agility.
CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS
Enable your human firewall
Peter's engaging, real world stories help audiences understand the threats and how to reduce the risk to their company and to themselves.
Each awareness presentation is designed to resonate with the audience, their company and the sector they work in.
His approach gives everyone from the board to the shop floor the knowledge and skills to defend your organisation.
CHIEF INFORMATION RISK STRATEGIST
"Peter is an accomplished technologist, security professional, and speaker. He has the unique wisdom and knowledge that comes with extensive experience, and great patience and aptitude that allows him to excel in his work in the information security field where others have failed. Peter is also an accomplished speaker who always rates among the best for the conferences that I have chaired that include him and his audience is always asking to see more of him in the future. Peter's technical and speaking skills are exceptional. Any organization or group that has the opportunity to work with him will find their expectations are not only met but exceeded."
CISO AND CYBER SECURITY EXECUTIVE
“One of the corner stone information security professionals in the UK. High integrity, highly skilled - still prepared to work at the coal face, which is so very important in these days when so many of the industry leaders have never written a policy or configured a firewall - all round good bloke.”
LEAD RISK ADVISOR, CABINET OFFICE
“Peter is a professional through and through. The breadth and depth of his expertise is vast and his ability to communicate with someone of any level is impressive. He is a man of great integrity and I respect him greatly.”
“Peter is one of the most consistently highest rating speakers that I've ever had the pleasure to know, in addition to being one of the most pleasant to work with. He fully participates and makes himself part of the team and speaker panels at our international events - a truly international security guru and professional. Peter also delivers the best case studies and most relevant and up to date live demonstrations of social engineering in the industry! I couldn't recommend him highly enough.”
CYBER SECURITY GOVERNANCE RISK & COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONAL
"I have had the distinct pleasure of sharing a stage with Peter several times. I found him passionate, articulate and extremely knowledgeable. He's probably forgotten more about social engineering than most information security professionals will ever know. Quite simply - one of the best I've met."