Christopher Ward is on the Board of Directors for the FBI InfraGard Houston Chapter and Deputy Chief of the FBI InfraGard Legal Special Interest Group.
Chris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) combining a Master’s Degree in cryptography with decades of experience with leading-edge information security systems as well as secure IT infrastructure design, analysis and implementation.
He started his security career as a teenager doing top secret development for the Department of Defense and has led security efforts at a number of three letter agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies like Texas Instruments, MGM Mirage, Bank of America, Advance PCS, BG Group, Marathon and HP.
Chris founded and was the past president of the Houston Chapter of the (ISC)2 security professionals group for many years. He is a frequent speaker for the FBI InfraGard and recipient of several national and regional awards for information security thought leadership.