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Pete Cooper

Pete Cooper

Deputy Director, Cyber Defence UK Cabinet Office
Pete is Deputy Director Cyber Defence in the UK Cabinet Office and lead for the Government Sector of the National Cyber Security Programme. With a diverse military, private sector and government background he has worked on everything ranging from global cyber security strategies, advising on the nature of state vs state cyber conflict to leading cyber security change across the aerospace sector with groundbreaking, collaborative work across industry, public sector and the global hacker community including founding and leading the Aerospace Village at DEF CON. A fast jet pilot turned cyber operations advisor, who on leaving the military in 2016, founded the UK's first multi-disciplinary cyber strategy competition, he is passionate about tackling national and international cybersecurity challenges through better collaborations, diversity and innovative partnerships. He has a Post Grad in Cyberspace Operations from Cranfield University. Is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Scowcroft Centre for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Dept of War Studies, King's College London.
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