Chris, CIO & CISO of Damovo and CEO of Lares, has spent the last 23 years of his career leading, inspiring, and sometimes irritating, the security industry. Having run security teams at Sprint, KPMG and AAROW, he is no stranger to many security markets. With Lares co-Founder Eric M. Smith, he created the unique methodology used at Lares to assess, implement, and manage information security realistically and effectively. Collaborating with a group of other InfoSec researchers, he founded the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), and is working with the Red Team Alliance Training Collective to create a certification for Red Team Testing.
He is one of the founders of the Security BSides conferences, and has been a speaker/trainer at more than fifty InfoSec conferences worldwide, including DEFCON, CyberWeek, and BlackHat. He’s a member and certification holder with ISACA, on the board of CREST, and holds CISSP, CISA, ISO27000, and NSA IAM certifications.