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 Project Management and Management, and industry certifications in IT Project Management, Information Security and IT Service Management. 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 a Board Member of Electronic Frontiers Australia, a Non-executive Director of Internet Australia, and a member of the auDA Consultation Model Working Group, developing a new model for membership for managing the .au Top Level Domain.

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.