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About the Speaker
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    Don Peterson
    Sr. National Cybersecurity Specialist, Federal Reserve

    Don Peterson is a Sr. National Cybersecurity Specialist for the Federal Reserve System, based out of the Federal Reserve Bank- St. Louis. He is tasked with overseeing the supervision of the largest and most systemically important financial institutions in the United States with assets of $100B+. His duties also include participating in the development of Federal Reserve and international cybersecurity policy and guidance. He sits on multiple System steering groups involving cybersecurity, technology, and intelligence within the Federal Reserve.

    His past roles in technology and security span several sectors including Technology, Law Enforcement, Medical, and Higher Education. His research has involved Automated Machine Translation (AMT) of Arabic dialects to English and counterintelligence involving extremist groups. He is a member of several industry groups that include InfraGard, ECTF, Cloud Security Alliance, OWASP, and the IEEE. He holds several certifications and a Master’s of Cybersecurity Management (MSCM) from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.