Who is Peter?

Peter Tonoli is an Information Technology Specialist at the University of Melbourne, with a Masters Degree in Information Technology Management majoring in Information Security, graduate level qualifications in Cyber Security, Project Management, Systems Administration and Networking, and Management, with industry certifications in IT Project Management, Information Security and IT Service Management, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is a freelance information security, digital rights and online privacy consultant, servicing individuals and organisations across the government, media, community, non-profit and medical research sectors. His involvement in information technology security and management dates back to the establishment of the Internet in Australia. He has a long history of voluntary community involvement including holding committee positions on various IT industry peak bodies; organising and facilitating CryptoParty events across Melbourne; and was instrumental in the 2016 Snitch Hunt hosted at The University of Melbourne. Through the position of Senior Technical Fellow of Blueprint for Free Speech, he helps teach the media how to digitally defend their journalistic sources, especially their whistleblowers, and young people how to protect their privacy.

Peter is currently Vice chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia, a Non-executive Director of Internet Australia, and is also Chair of the General Advisory Standing Committee of .au Domain Administration Ltd, facilitating multi-stakeholder engagement from auDA's members and the general public in the management, operations, decisions or actions of the company.

When Peter is not working, you will find him photographing the sites of Melbourne; sampling the latest fare at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants, cafes or boutique distilleries; ferrying children about in Dad’s Taxi; or spouting his wisdom on Twitter. Peter loves to travel and is always in search of great coffee and unique art galleries to meander through. Last but not least—Peter is mentoring his children to become the next generation of coders, electronic engineers and expert gamers.