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has over 30 years of experience in the fields of transportation security and counterterrorism, including subspecialties in physical, personnel, and information protection; safety and security in the maritime, railway, and energy industries; and counterterrorism and intelligence operations.
is recognized as one of the worldâ€™s leading experts on maritime security and counterterrorism and has conducted assessments in over 90 countries.
Mr. Petersen was the founder and CEO of Mobius Security Group and its several specialized subsidiariesâ€"SeaSecure, RailSecure, and EnergySecure.
These subsidiaries became the leading security consultants to the maritime, railway, and energy industries, respectively, and allowed the parent organization, Mobius
, to offer its clients an array of complementary security solutions.
built Mobius Security Group
into a premier transportation security consulting firm, with annual revenues approaching $10 million and with projects throughout the world.
purchased Mobius Security Group
in February 2007.
Mr. Petersen is a Principal at TranSystems, as well as a member of its Board of Directors and the President of the Security line of business.
Between this period, Mr. Petersen served as the Director of Security for former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig.
After several years with the US Government, Mr. Petersen created the nationâ€™s first water utility security services company, HydroSEC, in a joint venture with the Aquarion Corporation.
became a leading adviser to the US Government on the vulnerability of water utilities to deliberate attacks by terrorists on public water supplies.
Mr. Petersen served as HydroSECâ€™s Chairman and CEO until 1989, when President-elect George H. W. Bush appointed him Chief of Security Operations for the Presidential Transitionâ€"reporting directly to the former CIA Director of Security.
was later dispatched to conduct security surveys of critical infrastructure in Kuwait during the first Gulf War prior to the ceasefire.
tenure with HydroSEC
, Princess Cruises recruited him in 1995 to create what was later acknowledged as the leading international security and counterterrorism program in the passenger ship industry.
Following this success, he
went on to Renaissance Cruises where he
developed a similarly successful program.
During this period Mr. Petersen was elected a Governor in the Maritime Security Council, an international body that represents almost 70% of the worldâ€™s merchant shipping.
Within two years, he was elected as the Executive Director, a position he held for nine years until 2006, when he retired and was appointed Governor Emeritus.
Since the mid-1990s, Mr. Petersen has found time to serve as a senior instructor in maritime counterterrorism at the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, as well as a visiting professor at the UNâ€™s World Maritime University in MalmÃ¸, Sweden.
For over a decade, he
has taught maritime terrorism and seaport security to the US Navy
, USCG, Army, FBI
, foreign law enforcement and intelligence services, and numerous state and local police departments and seaport authorities.
In recognition of his global work in maritime security, in 1997 Mr. Petersen was given the first and only award by the US Secretary of Transportation and its Director of Intelligence and Security for â€œpromoting maritime counterterrorism and raising the standards of transportation security throughout the world.â€
To meet the growing safety and security needs of the seaports and shipping industries, in early 2001 Mr. Petersen
created SeaSecure, which became the largest maritime security company in the United States.
Building on the success of SeaSecure, Mr. Petersen
founded SeaSecureâ€™s sister and parent organizations, cultivating an impressive domestic and international client base for each company.
All told, Mr. Petersenâ€™s companies performed hundreds of security vulnerability assessments in dozens of countries, with clients that included governments ranging from the US to China, Jordan to Turkey, Djibouti to Haiti, as well as some of the worldâ€™s largest seaports, shipping companies, and cruise lines.
is a sought after international lecturer whose writings have been published in many periodicals, journals, and books.
has been featured on numerous news programs, such as CNN
, Fox News
, CBSâ€™s â€œSixty Minutes,â€ and ABCâ€™s â€œ20/20.â€ He
has also appeared before the US Senate
to give expert testimony on critical legislation and counterterrorism issues.
In recognition of his
expertise, in 2002 he
was appointed to the US Senate Port Security
In addition to his duties as the Governor Emeritus of the Maritime Security Council, in 2002 Mr. Petersen was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to sit on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, and in 2003 he was appointed to the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Area Maritime Security Committee for Southern Florida.