Research Director, Security & Privacy
16 Years in IT
About Petar Hristov
Petar Hristov is a Research Director in the Security & Privacy practice at Info-Tech Research Group with a primary focus on information security governance and strategy, information risk management, security compliance, and IT audit management.
Petar has 15 years of experience in IT and information security working for companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 and regional companies in the banking, finance and insurance, and telecommunication industries for the EMEA and EMER regions. He has provided IT transition and transformation projects, policy and process development, service improvement plans, risk and control assessments, control program development and implementation using industry frameworks (COBIT, CIS20, NIST), SIEM solution deployment, industry certification audits (ISO 27001/2, PCI DSS, SOC 1 and SOC 2, SOX), penetration testing and vulnerability management, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, security and privacy incident investigations, SLA/KPI definition, and cloud security.
Petar holds a master’s degree of Business and Financial Control from Tsenov University of Economics. Petar holds professional security certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).