As the CTO of King and Union, Chris is responsible for the technical vision and security of the Avalon collaborative threat analysis platform. Chris is driven by the ever-evolving adversarial challenge of cyber security and focused on raising the cost of doing business for the adversary through real-time crowdsourced response, global analytics, and applied intelligence.
Prior to joining King and Union, Chris most recently served in the creation of commercial and open source security toolsets as the VP of Technical Product Management at JASK (Next-Gen SIEM) and Sr. Director of Global Security Response at Palo Alto Networks where his team was trusted with the security and sensitive data of over 45,000 organizations worldwide. In addition, Chris has extensive operational experience in both threat analysis and intelligence exchange serving in leadership positions with respected organizations such as Verisign, iDefense, BAE Systems, Mantech International, and General Dynamics.
Throughout the past decade Chris has consistently championed and been active in both commercial and community driven information security communities and shepherded technical solutions such as the iDefense IntelGraph and Palo Alto Networks AutoFocus to enable shared information to be readily and actively applied to improve the security of organizational assets.