Chris’s background in information security began in a leadership rotational program at a Fortune 200 company in 2006. He left to serve six years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) where he was the country Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Republic of Georgia, a role in which he built, secured and successfully protected the USMC cyber architecture in a highly vulnerable cyber threat environment. Upon returning to the United States, Chris left the Marine Corps to pursue an MBA and Masters of Computer Science from UCLA. In that same time period, he worked for the MITRE Corporation as a cybersecurity engineer, a role in which he identified more than 1,000 vulnerabilities and recommended fixes in national security software. In 2014, Chris founded Ariento, a leading B2B cybersecurity, information technology (IT), and compliance service provider. Chris gives back to the cyber community through serving on numerous boards such as Secure The Village, appearing as a regular speaker for various outlets including the Wall Street Journal, and teaching topics of Cybersecurity & Privacy at UCLA and other institutions.
Organization: Ariento Inc.
Industry: Accounting and Audit, Aerospace / Defense, Consulting (Management / Strategy / Leadership / Finance /HR / etc), Digital Infrastructure (Telecommunications / Cloud Services / etc), eCommerce, Education, Government, Health Care (Medical / Wellness / etc), Information Security and Privacy Management / MSSP, Managed Service Providers (MSP) / IT, Media and Entertainment, Nonprofit Organizations, Political Organizations, Real Estate, Research & Development
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States, 90670
Cybersecurity Areas of Interest: Cyber Crime Risks and Threats, CyberResilience, Cybersecurity & Privacy Laws and Regulations, Cybersecurity Governance, Cybersecurity National Policy, Frameworks & Best Practices, Information Security Management / MSSP, National Cybersecurity, Other, Privacy Management, Ransomware, Secure The Human, Security Management of IT Network, Supply Chain SecurityContact
✓ Is a Speaker: Paid & Pro Bono
✓ Available to Volunteer
✓ Able to host Leadership Meetings