Peter Bassill

Peter Bassill


  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OS-6893)
  • CREST Registered Tester
  • MSc Cyber Security
  • Chartered IT Professional
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society
  • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (106014)
  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • 7Safe Ethical Hacking Course
  • SANS GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst
  • SANS GIAC Certified Penetration Tester


  • Secured Navigation with Rasberry Pi & Nano
  • What Every CEO Needs to Know about Cyber Security, pending publication, due
  • IoT Revolution in the Martime Sector
  • Penetration Testing with Metasploit Pro – an internal Rapid7 training course, 2011
  • Penetration Testing with Metasploit Pro – an internal Rapid7 manual to support the training course , 2011
  • Cyber Security in the Real World – Infosec Europe, 2010
  • Information Security for the SME – Infosec Europe, 2010
  • Managing Cyber Security in a Dashboard, Splunk Congress, 2010
  • Cyber Security Defence in Practise, What the Big 4 got wrong – Congress, 2009
  • Whitepaper on Defending Web Applications through OWASP, 2007
  • Whitepaper on the Management of DDoS Attacks, 2006
  • Nexpose Masterclass – an internal Rapid7 manual and training course

Peter Bassill is our Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Security Researcher here at Hedgehog and is based from our Gibraltar office.

A word from Peter:

Without question, being a Virtual CISO for multiple clients is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling jobs. Seeing clients move along the journey from little or no security to becoming IASME Cyber Assurance or  ISO27001 certified and then onto their 10th annual with zero non-conformities, is the best feeling.

Over the last 10 years, Peter Bassill has worked with great brands, some small, some large. All had one thing in common. They needed a CISO they could trust. A CISO who will be honest with them, not sugarcoat things. A CISO who puts them through the security journey so hard that the ISO27001 seems very easy indeed. Those brands found Peter and Hedgehog, and we treat them like family.

With more than 30 years of Information Security work, Peter has qualifications and time served experience in Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, Security Management, PSN IT Health Checks, Information Security Management, and Auditing. Peter was voted Cyber Security CEO of the year in 2019 and again in 2020.

In the penetration testing team, Peter’s specialist subject is Wireless communications and Operational Technology. Peter gets involved in the majority of Maritime Cyber Security, Wireless and IoT engagements. Peter is also the lead for the Maritime Cyber Security Baseline audits and the IAMSE Cyber Assurance audits.

Peter coaches our young offensive security team, our Capture the Flag club. Presently rank in the top 300 in HacktheBox, they have had repeated success in the Cyber Centurion challenges over the years in conjunction with the Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy. For our older learners, Peter mentors up and coming CISOs and is part of the British Computer Societies Fellowship mentoring program.

A final world from our CISO, Peter Bassill:

If you want to talk about security, get in touch. Equally, if you want to connect then I am very happy to receive requests. I love cyber security and I love what I do. Hopefully, I can help you with your journey.