Peter Thayer

Job Title: Senior Technical Program Manager: Amazon Detection, Intelligence and Response
Organization: Amazon


Peter has over a decade of experience developing products for securing systems from cyber-attacks and developing systems to detect attacks. Eight years of his career were spent developing threat hunting products for McAfee/Foundstone; three years with the Microsoft Defender team leading Windows attack surface reduction (ASR) and network intrusion detection development; and he recently joined the Amazon DIR team to focus on automated threat detection and remediation.

Peter holds six patents on applications of machine learning to threat detection and attack surface reduction. A core focus of his work is simplifying the knowledge required to harden systems against attack; minimizing the risks to small governments, businesses, and individuals enjoying the benefits of digital transformation.