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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

Three Reasons Social Engineering Still Threatens Companies

Social engineering harms companies by tricking employees into surrendering sensitive information. Here are three reasons why it's still a threat.

Why Startups Should Implement Security From the Outset

While resource constraints are the norm for startups and investing in security may seem unattractive, this could be what preserves the business.

Why the Role of the CISO Is Vital in Every Company

Every company should have a chief information security officer (CISO) to accept responsibilities related to information security.

CISO vs. CRO: What’s the Difference?

Bringing the chief risk officer (CRO) and chief information security officer (CISO) to the forefront allows for consolidated and uniform risk management.

CISOs Must Exhibit Dexterity When Addressing a Cyber Security Risk

CISOs should focus on identifying and addressing the cyber security risk at their companies. This is no small task, and it requires a bit of dexterity.

Cyber Criminals Never Sleep, Nor Should Your Fraud Prevention

Cyber criminals have substantial capabilities, operate 24/7 and are counting on your lack of education and fraud prevention know-how as their allies.

What Is the Role of Today’s CISOs? 7 Questions Business Leaders Are Asking

Insight from top IT security professionals on the changing role of today's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) featuring questions and answers.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) on the Move

Identity and access management systems were tested in 2013, a year that saw 822 million records compromised. Here's what you need to know.