Pete Cooper

Pete Cooper

Director Cyber 9/12 UK & Consultant Pavisade Ltd

After a career as a fast-jet pilot in the RAF, Pete was one of the first members of the MoD Joint Cyber Unit and then then joined Joint Forces Cyber Group as the first Strategic Cyber Operations adviser for the MoD.  He has considerable insight into the challenges of cyber security operations both Nationally and internationally.

In 2016 he left the military and completed his MSc where his dissertation on Cognitive Active Cyber Defence was published internationally and presented at the NCSC conference this year.  Since leaving the military he has been an independent advisor, helping organisations understand their cyber security challenges and developing resilient policies and strategies to mitigate their risks.

With a passion for developing the next generation of cyber security experts no matter their discipline or background, he is also now working with the Atlantic Council as Director of the ‘Cyber 9/12 UK’ competition.  This is the UK’s first cyber security strategy and policy competition and will see teams of mixed discipline university students take on the role of advisers to the UK Govt. and businesses in tackling a complex National and enterprise cyber security crisis.