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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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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.

The Chief Trust Officer and the Need for Corporate Trust

Corporate trust is a key differentiator in 2016. The CTrO maintains this trust by ensuring that customer data is being handled appropriately.

Security Conferences Abound: Which Should You Attend?

Security leaders, professionals and operational business leaders all stand to benefit from the myriad security conferences being held in 2017.

International Businesses Will Encounter Multijurisdictional Compliance Issues

Companies engaging in international business, especially those with offices abroad, will undoubtedly encounter multijurisdictional compliance issues.

Midyear Review: The Continuing Challenge of Financial Services Threats

Experts made several predictions surrounding financial services threats at the beginning of the year. Halfway through 2016, where do we stand?

When Operations Managers Speak Security Awareness, Do Employees Really Understand?

Operations managers must have the education, resources and control needed to make smart business and security decisions for their local departments.