Hackers only need to get things right once…infosec pros need to get it right every time.
Chris currently work as Director of Information Technology at a mid-sized credit union, leading a small team of professional in helping the credit union to best serve our members. The role supports the organization by building and maintaining the infrastructure to support the strategic goals of the credit union.
In over twenty years spent working in the IT field, he had the opportunity to work on wide-ranging projects such as mergers, network and telecommunication infrastructure, website design and management, and application development. He also participated in developing state-wide standards for electric supplier communications and represented his organization at various regulatory and industry conferences.
Throughout all of his other work, he has been fascinated by watching people come up with ingenious ways to get around controls. A substation accident resulting in major injury added a new spin on that fascination: What happens when people get hurt or killed due to a security issue? What happens if someone can actually turn the power off and prevent us from getting it back on? This added to his drive to change my focus over the last few years towards information security, including ICS/IIoT specific issues.
Chris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and holds the GIAC Penetration Testing and Enterprise Defender certifications. Chris’s education includes a Master of Science in Cybersecurity through University of Maryland University College; a Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology from Husson University; and an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Northern Maine Community College.