The Soter Group's expertise and pragmatism is derived from the unique combination of its principals' business, Federal government, and technical backgrounds. Our previous experiences allow us to view and understand the Federal cyber security enterprise from both public and private sector perspectives. We pride ourselves on the culture of our firm and the chemistry of our team.
Justin Taft is an expert in helping commercial entities develop strategies and plans to expand in existing markets and enter into new ones. He is a leading expert on the Federal cyber security market.
Prior to founding The Soter Group, Mr. Taft was a Principal at the Civitas Group where he focused on market research and commercial strategy development, specializing in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection. In addition, he assisted both private and public sector clients on homeland security initiatives ranging from Cabinet-level homeland security tabletop exercises to vulnerability assessments to market assessments to merger and acquisition target selection and due diligence support. Prior to the Civitas Group, Mr. Taft worked for Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., where he served as a consultant to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Infrastructure Protection in the areas of risk management, critical infrastructure protection, bombing prevention, cyber security, and outreach and awareness.
Before consulting to the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Taft was an analyst for the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and the Homeland Security Council in the areas of critical infrastructure protection and cyber security. He has also served as a financial analyst at Arthur Andersen in the valuation practice, where he focused on the information technology and telecommunications sectors, as well as a financial analyst for SunTrust Bank.
Mr. Taft is an avid sports fan and is a minority owner of a number of professional sports franchises, including the NFL's Green Bay Packers, the Premiere League's Manchester United, the Bundesliga's Borussia Dortmund, the Serie A's Juventus F.C., the NBA's New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors, the MLB's Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays, and the NHL's New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Montreal Canadiens.
He has a M.S. in E-commerce from George Mason University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Peter Wong is an experienced professional in the national and homeland security space, focusing on strategic consulting, advisory, and research services across the Federal market. He is also a leading expert on the Federal cyber security market. He has advised numerous private sector clients, including Fortune 100 companies and security technologies companies, on the Federal government cyber security market, including budgets, policies, legislation, key organizations, major programs and initiatives, the contracting environment, and the products and services that support the Federal cyber security mission.
He was previously a Director at Civitas Group, where he focused on market research and consulting within various homeland and national security markets, including cyber security, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), biometrics, and border security.
He has an A.B. in Politics and certificates in Political Economy and Finance from Princeton University.