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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.

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How the Value Outweighs the Cost of Security

Regardless of a company's size, the value of building a strong security posture will always outweigh the cost of security.

Government Agencies Must Work With the Private Sector to Bolster Infrastructure Security

To improve infrastructure security per the president's executive order, government agencies must build trust with the private security industry.

Outsider or Insider: Who Will Cause Today’s Data Breach?

Security leaders must defend sensitive enterprise information from both external actors and negligent insiders who might accidentally cause a data breach.

Financial Sector Remains a Top Target in 2017

Our prediction at the end of 2016 held true: The influx of advanced DDoS, POS and other attacks targeting the financial sector has yet to abate in 2017.

Empower Your Employees to Become Security Awareness Champions

Security leaders must tailor their security awareness training programs to the particular needs and goals of the employees in their departments.

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.