Patrick Peterson joined IronPort Systems in 2000 and defined IronPort's email security appliances and invented IronPort's SenderBase, the industry's first reputation service. In 2008, after Cisco's acquisition of IronPort, Peterson became a Cisco Fellow, a position that is reserved for individuals whose technical contribution has made a material impact not only within Cisco, but also in the industry as a whole. As a security technology evangelist, Peterson leads research projects to understand cutting-edge criminal attacks and business models and developing the technologies to combat them.
Peterson chairs the technical committee for the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) and the authentication committee for the Authentication and Online Trust Alliance. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including RSA, Gartner, Networkers and AusCert. Prior to joining IronPort, Peterson served as Vice President, Engineering Operations at Savi Technology, a leading provider of RFID solutions. Peterson holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and holds patents related to antennas, radio frequency communications and email authentication technologies.