Accomplishments

Work Accomplishments | Invited Speaker

Peter’s innovation provides testament to his scientific leadership for the past 20 years. Having developed key technologies for medical, industrial and security products, Peter recognizes the need to continually re-invent better ways to solve complex issues.


Work Accomplishments

When Peter was a senior in high school, he built an 8080 computer from scrap and pieces.

During the time he was in college, he independently wrote a cardiac pacemaker monitoring and management system on his own time. He also independently designed a computer-aided surgery system for cardiac balloon catheterization. Peter got experience as a chemical consulting contractor for KimKleen Manufacturing Co. when he was majoring in chemistry. While he was a student at Temple University, he got intrigued with computers
and it started his desire, ambition and dedication to the computer field. He designed and implemented the first library of computer books for faculty and students. He started the first Temple University computer games group which may have been the first system of it’s type in the world. The games were used by both the students and faculty for entertainment and training purposes. The system was also used by the College of Education to
assist special needs students in both learning skills and socialization.

While he worked for General Electric, he designed and worked on very early fiber optics computer networks. That predated the general availability of fiber optics. After General Electric, he worked for SRA on a contract for the Army JCALS program as a security engineer. In 1988, he started his own computer security company called CyberSoft, Inc. which sold primarily to the US Defense Department.

In 2002, CyberSoft, Inc. reorganized into three companies and the company now known as CyberSoft Operating Corporation created a new marketing and sales division in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, called CyberSoft International.

Peter designed and wrote the first UNIX antivirus product and it was also the first heterogeneous virus scanner available. He implemented the first virus description language called CVDL.

In 2002, CyberSoft, Inc. reorganized into three companies and the company now known as CyberSoft Operating Corporation created a new marketing and sales division in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, called CyberSoft International.

Peter designed and wrote the first UNIX antivirus product and it was also the first heterogeneous virus scanner available. He implemented the first virus description language called CVDL.

Year Company
1999 – Present WildList Organization InternationalReporter
1995 Security on the I-Way ’95National Computer Security AssociationWashington, DC

Exhibitor

1994 International Virus Prevention & Information SecurityConferenceNational Computer Security Association

Washington, DC

Exhibitor

1993 – 1995 System Research and Application Corp. (SRA)Member of the Professional StaffComputer Sciences Corporation/JCALS Project

Moorestown, NJ

1993 Information Security and Virus Prevention Conference & ExhibitionNational Computer Security AssociationWashington, DC

Exhibitor

1980 – 1993 General Electric Aerospace/Martin MariettaMilitary & Data Systems Operations (M&DSO)Valley Forge, PA

Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Programmer (Sun)

Unix Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer (Sun/Unisys)

Senior Systems Analyst (Unisys/Convergent Technologies)

Systems Analyst (IBM)

IR&D Manager (ART)

Astrophysics Programmer (GEM)

Test Analyst (1ASAT – GEM)

1993 Unix ExpoNew York, NYExhibitor
1992 Virus Prevention Conference and ExhibitionNational Computer Security AssociationWashington, DC

Exhibitor

1992 Unix ExpoNew York, NYExhibitor
1991 Unix ExpoNew York, NYExhibitor
1979 – 1980 Control Data CorporationJunior Systems AnalystRockville, MD

and

Navy Advanced Development Center

Willow Grove, PA

1978 – 1979 Temple UniversitySCI/Temple University Computer CenterComputer Consultant/System Librarian

Philadelphia, PA

1977 – 1979 Temple UniversitySystem Computer TechnologySystem Consultant

Philadelphia, PA

1975 – 1977 Wackenhut CorporationKing of Prussia, PA


Invited Speaker

Peter was an invited guest speaker at approximately 70 conventions throughout the years until he had to stop doing them due to the needs of his company.

Year Conference Title
2006 Passenger Terminal Expo USA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Topic: Transportation Hub Security & Computers
2006 Transportation Systems Security Management
Melbourne, FL
Topic: Transportation Hub Security & Computers
2006 GOVSEC 2006
Government Security Expo & Conference
Washington, D.C.
Topic: Consideration of Targeted Hostile Software
in Homeland Security
2005 Philcon 2005
Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
Philadelphia, PA
Panel: Big Science vs. Garage Science
Panel: What We Don’t Know (moderator)
Panel: Doves Among the Hawks
Panel: Computer/Internet Security (moderator)
Panel: From Scientific Breakthrough to Societal Change
Panel: Science Under Siege (moderator)
2004 Philcon 2004
Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
Philadelphia, PA
Topic: Computer/Internet Fraud
1996 Conference on Web & Internet Security
MIS Training Institute
Washington, DC
Invited Speaker
Topic: Using Cyberspace Tools for
Unix-TCP/IP Security & Audit
1996 Open Systems Security ’96
MIS Training Institute
Orlando, FL
Invited Speaker
Topic: Using VFIND to Defend Unix and Non-Unix Systems
1995 IEEE/SPIE
Philadelphia, PA
Invited Speaker
Topic: Protection Against Hostile Algorithms in Unix Software
1995 Symposium on Information Security in Government
MIS Training Institute
Washington, DC
Invited Speaker
Topic: Information Warfare: Protecting Your Unix-TCP/IP Systems
1995 CALS Expo 1995
Los Angeles, CA
Invited Speaker
Topic: A Guide To Defeating Virus Attacks in CALS
1995 VB95
Boston, MA
Invited Speaker
Topic: Protection Against Hostile Algorithms in Unix Software
1995 Open Systems Security ’95
MIS Training Institute
Orlando, FL
Invited Speaker
Topic: Information Warfare on Unix-TCP/IP Systems: Knowing What the Hackers Know
1993 National Computer Security Association
International Virus Prevention Conference II
Washington, DC
Invited Speaker
Topic: The VFind Virus Scanner and CVDL
1992 Local Sun User’s Group
Washington, DC
Invited Speaker
Topic: Unix Vulnerabilities and the VFind Virus Scanner
1992 National Computer Security Association
International Virus Protection Conference I
Washington, DC
Invited Speaker
Topic: Heterogeneous Computer Viruses In a Networked Unix Environment
1991 Sun Open Systems Expo
San Jose, CA
Invited Speaker
Topic: Fiber optic and Optical Networks in the Sun Environment
1990 Sun Expo ’90
San Jose, CA
Invited Speaker
Topic: Fiber Optic & Optical Network Design, Including High-Speed 100Mb and 1Gb Networks
1989 Sun Expo ’89
Santa Clara, CA
Invited Speaker
Topic: Fiber Optic Ethernet Network Design and Implementation in the Sun Microsystems Unix Environment
1988 Open Systems Security ’98 & ISSA Annual Conference
Invited Speaker
Topic: Malicious Software in Multi-Vendor Networks
1988 Independent Computer Consultants Association
Northeast Regional Meeting, Delaware Valley Chapter
Invited Speaker
Topic: Knock, Knock – Who’s There?
1986 Convergent Technologies Exposition
Washington, DC
Invited Speaker
Topic: Fiber Optic Network Design & Large-Scale Workstation Distribution & Implementation
1984 Fifth General Electric International Software Symposium
Daytona Beach, FL
Invited Speaker
Topic: The Design & Implementation of an ‘Automated Regression Testing System for Software (ART)’