Peter Cheney

Partner

London

Peter Cheney manages cyber response services for clients suffering cyber breaches of all types specifically in Europe and Africa, but advising to other regions. He also is involved in the development and management of the Control Risks information and cyber security services.

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  • Europe
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  • Cyber Security


Peter Cheney manages cyber response services for clients suffering cyber breaches of all types specifically in Europe and Africa, but advising to other regions. He also is involved in the development and management of the Control Risks information and cyber security services.

Peter has a long experience of responding to crises and crisis management and has twice directed Control Risks’ kidnap response business. He has handled a wide variety of crisis situations globally as well as directing many more in terms of cyber breaches, extortion, kidnap, piracy, product contamination and threats. He has also conducted crisis planning and crisis exercises for companies in the preparatory stages of their planning processes.


Recent examples of Peter’s work include the following:
  • Advising companies on their response in facing a variety of cyber breaches, activities and threats. These range from ransomware and denial of service threats to cyber extortion, removal of Personal Identifiable Information of their clients and nation state attacks.
  • A review of the information and cyber security processes of a major multinational company based in Europe.


Prior to involvement in information and cyber security, Peter has managed maritime security and information services, extortion response, computer forensics, court presentations, travel tracking and advice services.

Before this recent period Peter was the head of crisis services first in the United States and then in Europe, directing the Control Risks crisis and security services in this region as well as being on the Control Risks Board until 2001. Initially his involvement was in the kidnap response business, directing it from 1980 until moving to the US.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Peter served in the British Army.

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