About Us

Founded in 2008, David J. Peck and Associates is a professional cyber security and investigative services consulting firm, designed to assist companies and organizations facing the challenges of operating safely in the digital age. We have helped companies restructure and organize their IT operations for growth through system design, capital infrastructure installation, system testing and the development of IT policies and procedures.

David has helped thwart invasive attempts at corporate espionage and has helped companies with prompt incident response and disaster recovery. He has worked with a number of clients to successfully deal with a variety of employee issues associated with IT.

David and his team also helps companies meet and adhere to various compliance standards and guidelines from FISMA, NIST and ISO to GLBA, FedRAMP, STIG, BPSSM, PCI and HIPAA.

David J Peck

David J. Peck


David J. Peck, CISSP, C|EH, EnCE, is a seasoned information security systems professional with more than 25 years of experience in cyber security, digital forensics and IT investigative services.

David began his career serving as an intelligence analyst and electronic warfare technician in the United States Navy. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) as a Trooper and certified forensic examiner. He was also a Deputy United States Marshal. While with the PSP, David served as a computer crime investigator and a wiretap and surveillance specialist, often working on undercover assignments.

Upon retirement from the PSP, David served as a senior security consultant for Dell and a number of major corporations. He has also served as an information assurance and forensic engineer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

David holds an active TS/SCI security clearance with full-scope polygraph. He is a licensed private investigator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and holds a wide variety of IT and security certifications.

David J. Peck & Associates is a Veteran-Owned Business, serving global clients from its headquarters in Erie Pennsylvania.


Past Performance

  • Central Intelligence Agency
    • Information Assurance Engineer, Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT)
    • Digital forensics and malware reverse engineering
    • Incident response
  • Dell SecureWorks
    • Digital forensics and malware analysis
    • Incident response
    • Penetration testing
  • Pennsylvania State Police
    • State trooper, computer crime investigator
    • Digital forensics


Carlos Fernades

Director of Business Development

Mr. Fernandes  is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 25 years of intensive, progressive experience in cyber security. Industry expert consultant in all aspects of cyber security. Prepares in-depth studies and analyses. Manages major information security efforts. Maintains affiliation with national and international organizations. Performs independent work or manages teams in support of  customer engagements either on-site or off-site.

Mr. Fernandes is responsible for developing and implementing the company's overall cyber security growth strategy. Serves as a trusted advisor to his clients, tasked with the development of security and risk assessment, mitigation and prevention strategies for State, Local, DoD, IC and Commercial client relationships. Scope of tasks include assessing current IT security postures and developing risk management frameworks (RMF), based on ISO, SANS, NIST and other relevant best practices, for performing both baseline and on-going security assessments, to include full scale vulnerability assessments, targeted vulnerability scans and penetrating testing, laser focused on Predicting, Preventing and Persisting against cyber incidents, any time and from anywhere.

Considered a subject matter expert and corporate interface to both government and commercial Security and Privacy efforts in Latin America.

Mr. Fernandes has over 12 years of experience in International project management supporting U.S. Government clients, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), along with a long list of International commercial clients, including General Motors, Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens, and Celgene.


Team 1

Fred Mastrippolito

Director of Information Technology

Mr. Mastrippolitio is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 15 years of experience in cybersecurity. Mr. Mastrippolitio was a founding member of an elite group of computer forensics and intrusion analysts for a major defense contractor. He has performed numerous web application assessments and penetration tests for Financial Services, Federal Government, and retail clients. He's managed SOCs, responded to incidents, and analyzed malware.


NAICS codes

519190 541512 541513 541519 541611
541614 541618 541690 541712 541990
561320 561611 611420 611430 928110



• Manufacturer & Business Association

• HTCIA - High Technology Crime Investigation Association

• PALI - Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators



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