About Pete Slade

Pete Slade, founder and CTO at ThreatWarrior, is the visionary behind the company's groundbreaking cyber defense platform. He leads the threat intelligence team and drives research and development for ThreatWarrior.

Pete is an accomplished business leader, CTO, recognized cybersecurity visionary, and technologist with more than 30 years of experience in information technology, cybersecurity, behavioral analytics, and machine learning. He has designed and built systems for commercial and intelligence communities, and regularly speaks on topics such as cyber defense, national security, AI, and entrepreneurship. Pete is a patented inventor, a Fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and a congressional advisor on systems and infrastructure security.Throughout his career, Pete has received numerous accolades for his achievements, guiding organizations to prestigious recognitions, including:

  • #248 on Inc. 500, Inc. Magazine
  • Best Places to Work, American City Business Journals
  • Blue Ribbon Award Winner, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Regional Business Award Winner, Brighthouse Networks
  • Small Business of the Year, Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Top Software Developers, American City Business Journals
  • Technology Company of the Year, Tampa Bay Technology Forum
  • Workplace Culture Program of the Year, Tampa Bay Technology Forum

Topics Pete Speaks on

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  • Security Analyst (CSA)
  • Cloud Practitioner, AWS
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
  • Cyber Security Architect (CCSA)
  • Ethical Hacker (CEH)


Pete actively shares his insights and the latest news in his Blog, and has contributed to numerous publications in both the public and private sectors. His areas of expertise include security, business and government technology, organizational leadership, and current cyber events. Some notable publications and reports featuring Pete's contributions include:

Pete Slade Association Memberships

Pete's fascination with computers and network interoperability began in the era of emerging computer technology. Eager to learn everything about them, he started his career journey long before leaving school.

Throughout his career, Pete mastered various programming languages and techniques, quickly becoming the go-to expert for difficult or challenging projects. As his knowledge and reputation grew, so did his ability to tackle complex technology problems.

Security has always been Pete's passion, and his relentless curiosity and problem-solving skills have helped him become a thought leader and authority in cybersecurity with more than 30 years of experience.

As a patented inventor, Pete has led technical teams in product development and management, research and development, and business strategy. He advises chief information security officers, boards of directors, and government officials on security practices and strategies to help manage the business risks associated with cybersecurity.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Pete moved to the United States in 1995 and became a US citizen. He has lived in Washington, D.C., Colorado, and Florida, and currently resides with his family in Austin, Texas. When not designing and implementing security innovations, Pete enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and children.

Picture of Pete as young teenager
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