Chris is an impassioned security executive that has a proven track record in building and delivering enterprise security programs for some of the most important critical infrastructure organizations in the world. As a military officer, Chris lead the initial development of the US Marine Corps’ global incident response organization, held various roles in defense contracting including delivering the US Department of Treasury’s Cybersecurity Operations program, driving cybersecurity R&D, and products and services, and M&A, and most recently helping Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, secure their enterprise.
The job of the security executive is tough. Changes to the professional landscape as a result of the pandemic have presented new challenges as businesses adopt work from home policies. Executives are now being asked to produce more with less during a time of ever growing threat sophistication–to say these are unprecedented times is an understatement. Successful leaders are having to pivot, and adopting a threat-informed defense strategy is one of the best ways to do so. Threat frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK offer tremendous opportunity for you to reshape your security program and bring constant validation of effectiveness, create meaningful and real metrics to measure and benchmark performance, and model emergent threats to know where you really stand. This talk will walk you through the many use cases that can lead you down a tractable path of security optimization.