National Security & Resilience Conference

Peter Yapp

Peter Yapp
Deputy Director, Operations


Peter Yapp is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with 17 years’ experience in the field.

Before joining CERT-UK, Peter was the Managing Director for Accenture’s global Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) running a team of 50 based at five locations around the world. While there, he set up a cyber-threat intelligence team and inputted into technical, policy and training initiatives.

Prior to Accenture, Peter was head of Forensics and information security consulting at Control Risks in London. Peter devised and delivered information security awareness training courses for clients around the world, specialised briefings on the threat of state sponsored espionage and a computer forensics training course for CISSPs. Peter reviewed and revised information security policy documents. He carried out IS Security reviews and gap analyses as well as numerous computer investigations into fraud, abuse and misuse.

Before joining Control Risks in 1998, Peter was a Senior Investigation officer in the National Investigation Service of H.M. Customs & Excise in charge of the computer forensics investigation team. During a six year period he represented H.M. Customs & Excise at national and international conferences and seminars, speaking at Interpol on computer crime. He was a member of the UK’s Home Office delegation to the G8 sub group on high tech crime. Peter trained overseas agencies around the world.

Peter joined CERT-UK in May 2015 as the Deputy Director Operations.