Chris Petersen co-founded LogRhythm in March 2003 and has served as a member of our board of directors and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since our inception. Mr. Petersen currently serves as LogRhythm’s Chief Product and Technology Officer (CPO/CTO). In his current role, Mr. Petersen is responsible for product from concept to delivery as the executive leader for Product Management, Engineering, and LogRhythm Labs. Mr. Petersen has served in a variety of other executive roles at LogRhythm including SVP of Products, SVP of Research & Development and SVP 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 eSecurityOnline.com, 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.