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Christopher C. Krebs

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security

    Full Biography

    Christopher Krebs joined DHS in March 2017 as a Senior Counselor to the Secretary, where he advised DHS leadership on a range of cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and national resilience issues. Prior to his role at DHS, he served as Director for Cybersecurity Policy on Microsoft's U.S. Government Affairs team. In this role, he led Microsoft’s U.S. policy work on cybersecurity and technology issues.

    Before Microsoft, Krebs advised industry and Federal, State, and local government customers on a range of cybersecurity and risk management issues. This is his second tour working at DHS, previously serving as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection and playing a formative role in a number of national and international risk management programs.

    As Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at DHS, Krebs oversees CISA’s efforts to defend civilian networks, secure federal facilities, manage systemic risk to national critical functions. He works closely with stakeholders to raise the security baseline of the nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure.

    Krebs holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.