Rob Peterson Information Security Director
Rob Peterson
Director of Information Security
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Rob is the Director of Information Security at Concord, where he assumes primary responsibility for the Information Security practice. In this role, Rob focuses on defining key security offerings and delivering on large security initiatives for clients, as well as training and mentoring a staff of talented security experts.

Rob's background in computer science and business led him to a first career in the risk and compliance space working for internal IT and audit departments for retail and manufacturing corporations. There he performed audits and assessments ranging from technical and system-level reviews to physical security, governance assessments, and program-level reviews. Rob moved over to IT and cyber security, where he focused on Application Security and SAP security. Ultimately, he landed on a career in consulting, where he is able to focus on helping clients drive value from their security and compliance programs.

Do you have any fun or exciting hobbies?
All types of what I’ll call ‘adventure’ racing (marathons, triathlons, ultras, obstacle runs, etc.), photography, and aviation.
Tell us one thing no one knows about you.
I swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco (I recently completed the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon).
If you could be any superhero who would you be and why?
Has to be Superman for the ability to fly!
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many parts of the world. Still on my list is to visit the Maldives someday. They are a small, remote, tropical island in the Indian Ocean. The blue lagoons, reefs, hotel/huts on the water and the fact this island is slowly disappearing make it a bucket list place!
Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? If so, who?
I’ve heard I remind people of Rob Lowe playing Chris Traeger on Parks & Recreation.
If you could have unlimited storage for one thing, what would it be?
It’s pretty easy these days with cloud storage and large hard drives but…..pictures! I enjoy photography and love taking pictures of the places I’ve traveled, my adventures, and my family.
What is your favorite summer activity?
Spending time outdoors in nature and in pools with my wife and three children (9, 6, and 2)
What is your favorite TV channel?
Does YouTube count? I’m a sucker for documentaries on ultra-running, mountain climbing and other adventures.
What is one thing you did as a kid that you should have gotten in trouble for, but never caught?
My friends and I would jump on trains as they passed through our town. We would take them to the next town over, buy malts and treats at a café in the next town over and then hitchhike back home.