Chris Petersen


Chris Petersen co-founded LogRhythm in 2003 and has served as chief technology officer since its inception. As CTO, Mr. Petersen focuses on product vision and strategy. His work over the years has resulted in LogRhythm being a pioneer of next-generation SIEM and a market leader. Across his tenure, Mr. Petersen has served in a variety of other executive roles at LogRhythm including chief product officer, senior vice president of research and development, and senior vice president of customer care.

Immediately before co-founding LogRhythm, he led Product Marketing for the Dragon Intrusion Detection product line as part of Enterasys Networks. He was also a faculty member at the Institute for Applied Network Security, providing expert advice on Intrusion Detection and Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) to Fortune 500 clients across North America.

Mr. Petersen’s 20 years of cyber security experience began at Price Waterhouse, serving as a Sr. Consultant and developing a proprietary Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) solution. Mr. Petersen later joined Ernst & Young’s National Information Security & Risk Management practice where he held a management role and was responsible for leading the development of software solutions, including, an Internet information security portal and managed vulnerability service. In 1999, Mr. Petersen was an early employee at Counterpane Internet Security, a pioneering Managed Security Provider (MSP). At Counterpane he served as an engineering manager leading threat intelligence research and supporting the development of SOCRATES, their back-end SIEM technology. Mr. Petersen is a sought after expert in cyber security and is often quoted in media publications. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Colorado State University.