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About The Lab


The Cyber Crime Research Lab is engaged in cutting edge cybercrime research related to cyber crime technology, cyber threat intelligence, cyber law and jurisprudence, cyber criminology, and cyber threat hunting. 


I have enjoyed your patronage but the time has come after 55 years of service (I hope) to the field, for full retirement. Therefore, after 31 July 2019 I will bid farewell to the community and enjoy relaxing with cyberlaw research, some writing and my guitars. At that time, the site will cease operation, as will I.

My best to all of you - keep fighting the good fight - and all of you gray-beards, keep mentoring the young ones... they are our hope for the future in an ugly cyber world. 

Bio of Dr. Peter Stephenson, CISSP (Ret), VSM

  Dr. Peter Stephenson has retired from active consulting and teaching after a career spanning over 50 years and now spends his time in writing and research. His research is in cyber criminology, cyber jurisprudence and cyber threat/intelligence analysis on large-scale computer networks such as the Internet. From time-to-time he provides pro bono cyber threat and intelligence analysis for law enforcement. He is enabled in his research by an extensive personal research laboratory supported by some of the top security intelligence and analytics tools in the industry.

He has lectured extensively on digital investigation and security, and has written, edited or contributed to over 20 books as well as several hundred articles and peer-reviewed papers in major national and international trade, technical and scientific publications.  He retired from 25 years with "SC Magazine", more than ten of which were as technology editor.   

Dr. Stephenson obtained his PhD at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England where his research was in the structured investigation of digital incidents in complex computing environments. He holds a Master of Arts degree in diplomacy with a concentration in terrorism from Norwich University in Vermont. He currently is pursuing a second PhD by research in law focusing on cyber jurisprudence at University of Leicester, School of Law, Leicester, England.

Dr. Stephenson is a full member, ex officio board member and CISO of the Vidocq Society. He is a member of the Albany, NY chapter of InfraGard and serves as a volunteer member of the technology committee of Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan. He has held – but retired from - the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional, Certified Information Security Manager, and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences designations. He holds the CISSP (ret) lifetime designation.  

Dr. Stephenson's Full CV

CV Of Peter Stephenson - 18 Feb 2017 (pdf)