Expert Witness Services


*Proven IT Turn-Around Expert Internet Routing/BGP/RIP/OSPF, DNS Data Longevity and Associated Systems
Legacy Software Consultant Database Forensics, Data Extraction/Reconstruction File Systems Including UFS/HFS/HFS+/EXT2&3&4/ZFS
Legal Case Consultant Computer and Internet Intrusion Prevention and Detection/HoneyPots High-Availability – Redundancy and Failover
Data Security Workstation and Server Forensic Analysis UNIXes – FreeBSD, RedHat Linux, Ubuntu, etc.
Network Security/Firewalls Hard Disks (IDE/SCSI/SATA/SAS), Optical (ISO 9660 CD-ROM/DVD), RAID Devices, NAS/SAN, NFS/CIFS/SMB/AFP UNIXes – FreeBSD, RedHat Linux, Ubuntu, etc.
High Performance Database Design w/Oracle, MySQL, etc. Leading-edge System Architecture and Design Internet Protocol Implementation, Debugging, Decoding and Forensics
Technology Case Distillation – Case Consultant, Patent Validity/Invalidity


Craig has been called a true “Renaissance Man” by EMC’s senior management. He has been named one of the top 200 technology consultants in North America by Contractor’s Weekly, and someone who is more knowledgeable and more committed to getting it right than anyone else by the State of New Hampshire’s Director of IT.

Technology Consultant. His 35+ years experience as an independent IT consultant covers systems design and implementation from helping to implement the Internet Protocols as early as 1981, Unix Systems III and V, Windows NT 1.0, the Mach Microkernel, various BSD Unixes, security devices for top 5% Internet sites, forensic tools and much more for some of the largest and well known Fortune-500 companies. Having started in the IBM Mainframe world with System 360 and continuing today with Oracle Enterprise Linux, Craig’s experience is hard to rival.

With a knack for explaining the complexities of Technology he has hosted “Tech Talk with Craig Peterson,” a weekly three hour radio show on Clear Channel Radio in the Boston Market. Over the last 13 years his show has become the #1 show in the Boston radio market and has been named as the top technology radio show nationally.

He also has provided litigation support as a consulting expert in a number of cases involving intellectual property and patent validity/invalidity. He has assisted defense in wrongful prosecution cases involving seized digital files.  Those cases have involved a broad range of technologies, firewall intrusion, forensic analysis, client server and web applications, and search engine technology.

He is a top Business Technology Turn-Around Expert, having helped Verizon, Vivendi International, General Electric, IBM, Unisys, United Technologies and more than 250 other companies improve their Information Technologies.



  • Security Pacific National Bank Fiduciary Services – Los Angeles, CA
  • California Federal Savings and Loan – Santa Monica and Rosemead, CA
  • Rich, Inc (Reuters Markets Division), Franklin Park, Il
  • Charles River Ventures, Cambridge MA
  • Financial Planning Consultants, Inc (FPCI) – Thousand Oaks, CA
  • BankOne Columbus, OH
  • First USA Bank, Dallas, TX
  • MicroFinancial, Concord, MA
  • Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA

Information Technology

  • Sperry Corporation, Blue Bell Pennsylvania
  • Digital Equipment Corporation, Westford MA and Nashua NH
  • Network Research Corp, Oxnard, CA
  • Apollo Computer, Groupe Bull, Digital Equipment Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Nixdorf Computer, and Siemens AG via the Open Software Foundation, Cambridge, MA
  • AT&T, Cherry Hill NJ
  • Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA
  • IBM, Armonk, NY
  • Olivetti, Bridgewater, NJ and Italy
  • PARC – Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • Vitts Networks, Manchester, NH
  • Arete Systems Corp (Arix), San Jose, CA
  • ERP Staffing, Bradenton, FL


  • Daniel Freeman Hospital, Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Blue Cross – Blue Shield, Manchester, NH
  • LRGHealthcare, Laconia NH
  • Oschner Healthcare, New Orleans, LA


  • Pepperdine University, Malibu CA
  • Learning Tree International, Los Angeles, CA
  • Performance Based Education, Reno NV
  • NH SAU’s (School Administrative Units) – Throughout New Hampshire
  • Washoe County School District, Reno NV


  • United Technologies, Los Angeles CA
  • NCR Corporation, Cambridge OH
  • Hitachi America, Ltd, Hitachi Cable, Manchester, NH, Hitachi Metals
  • Santa Fe International, Dallas TX
  • Siemans, Iselin, NJ – Munich and Berlin


  • RCA Astrospace, Cherry Hill NJ
  • GE Aerospace, NJ


  • US Navy, NARDAC, San Diego CA
  • State of New Hampshire (DRED, DED, Fish & Game and Secretary of State), Concord, NH


  • AAA, Heathrow, FL
  • Delta Airlines/Delta Vacations, Atlanta, GA
  • USAA, Dallas, TX
  • General Tours, Peterborough, NH


  • Clear Channel Radio, Manchester, NH
  • Inc. Magazine, CEO Symposiums, New York, NY


  • Energy North, Concord NH


  • McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, PA, Manchester, NH
  • Bennett & Deloney, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Baker Botts LLP. Houston, TX


  • Verizon, Nynex, Bell, New York, NY
  • Vivendi International, New York, NY and Paris, France


Database Technologies (Custom, MySQL, Oracle, B-Tree) Cloud Technologies (Amazon, Open Cloud, etc.) Internet Protocols (IP, UDP, TCP, DNS, etc.) Email (SMTP, POP, IMAP, MAPI)
Network Security (Fault Tolerance, High Performance, Firewall Intrusion Detection (IDS) Intrusion Prevention Detection and Forensic Analysis) Routing (Intra-nets, extranets, WANs and Internet Gateways) (RIP, BGP, OSPF) UNIX-Like kernel coding including disk subsystem, networking, tty, memory management and various device drivers
Web Protocols (HTTP/S) Transport Protocols FTP/SCP/RSYNC/RCP Telephony Protocols (VOIP, SIP) Serial Protocols (RS232, KERMIT, x/y/z modem)
Frame Relay Search Engine Technologies Programming in C, PERL, SED, Shell Scripts, HTML Various Encryption Schemes, Public Key and Block Cypher (SSL,AES/DES/Blowfish, etc.)
System Configuration and Administration for BSD Unix and Red Hat Linux Character Cell Terminal Protocols Compliance (HIPPA, GLB, SOX, FRCP, PCI)

Fluent in English, Functional in French

Covering a broad range of technologies, firewall, routers, disk/database forensic analysis, client-server, web applications, and search engine technology.

Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. No Criminal Record or Charges. Never Been a Party to a Civil Action Arising Out of Working as a Consultant.

Self-Employed Consultant for 32 years. Never had a contract terminated due to performance issues. No University degree. Taught and Designed University Courses at Pepperdine University and University-level courses for dozens of clients. 35+ years of successful, practical experience.

Semi-Retired. Good General Availability.