Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) is CEO, President and co-founder of Prevendra,Inc, which is focused on safety, security, intelligence and privacy. He is also is also an author, speaker, advisor, consultant and advocate for effective security strategies, be they at the office or at home. He is the voice of Senior Online Safety.
He has deep expertise in intelligence, counterintelligence, competitive intelligence, big data solutions, big data analytics, information security, security, online safety and security, compliance and privacy on a global scale.
He has held leadership and management positions, most recently as Chief Security Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer of a small startup and Senior Security Advisor at a Fortune 50. Prior to joining the private sector in 2005, he was a senior national security executive (30+ years with the USG). In his governmental capacity, he lived and worked in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central Europe, and Latin America where he acquired understanding of people, cultures, and societies. Christopher is an industry thought leader, addresses threats to intellectual property, the security aspects of social media, security strategy, security education and awareness and prevention of industrial espionage. He is the co-author of Secrets Stolen, Fortune Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He also focuses on a number of societal issues such as, hunger, slavery, health, as well as how to keep ones family safe online via his personal blogs: BurgessCT and Veritate et Virtute.