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Christopher Burgess

CEO at Prevendra

Christopher Burgess is the CEO of Prevendra, a security, privacy and intelligence company. He is also an author, speaker and advocate for effective security strategies, be they for your company, home or family. Christopher co-authored "Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century" (Syngress, March 2008) and authored the e-book, "Senior Online Safety" (Prevendra, March 2014) and is the voice behind the website, "Senior Online Safety." Prior to the founding of Prevendra, Christopher held a variety of private and public sector positions, which included, chief operating office and chief security officer of a big data analytic company, Atigeo; Senior Security Advisor to the CSO of Cisco, a Fortune 100, and 30+ years within the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA awarded him the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal upon his retirement. Christopher resides in Woodinville, WA with his family, two dogs and two horses.

Written By Christopher Burgess

Did Your Developer Leave a Website Backdoor?

A Dutch developer stole e-commerce customers' login credentials using a website backdoor and admin access that former employers had neglected to revoke.

Online Services and Hospitality Security Go Hand in Hand

Online lodging and transportation services offer unprecedented convenience, but their data collection practices have rankled hospitality security experts.

IP Theft: How Often Does Your IP Walk Out the Door?

Outgoing employees are motivated by revenge, greed and resentment to abscond with valuable data. A robust exit process is the key to preventing IP theft.

HIPAA Settlements of 2016: Lessons Learned

The HIPAA settlements from 2016 reinforce the importance of risk analysis when creating policies and procedures to protect PHI.

Financial Services Sector Ends 2016 With a Bang

Cybercrime gangs continued to target the financial services sector during the second half of 2016 with a variety of high-profile attacks.

The U.S. Federal CISO and His First 100 Days

The new federal CISO will work with organizations and advocates in the government and private sectors to devise an overarching U.S. cybersecurity strategy.

Retail Cybersecurity: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Upon Us

Retail cybersecurity is critical during the holiday season, particularly during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday national shopping events.

HIPAA, Fines and Your Business Associate Agreement

Health care companies must review every business associate agreement to ensure that it aligns with HIPAA requirements and that PHI is properly secured.

How Will the Internet of Things Be Leveraged to Ruin Your Company’s Day? Understanding IoT Security

The Internet of Things is here to stay. Despite the market's rapid growth and the high level of risk, many companies still neglect IoT security.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Attestations and Certifications

This National Cyber Security Awareness Month, security leaders should examine their IT environments with respect to SSAE-16 and ISO 27001 standards.