Chris Roberts

Chris is currently the CSS for Attivo Networks, and is working on a number of projects within the deception and services space. Over the years, he's founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in OSINT/SIGING/HUMINT research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, and deception technologies, risk, and maturity consulting services.

Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against various types of attack. Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often. (Before that, he managed to get various computers confiscated by a number of European entities.)

Roberts is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. He’s also getting a name for himself in the transportation arena, basically anything with wings, wheels, tracks, tyres, fins, props or paddles has been the target for research for the last several years…to interesting effect.

Roberts has led or been involved in information security assessments and engagements for the better part of 25 years, and has a wealth of experience with regulations such as GLBA, GDPR, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA, and NERC/FERC.  He has also worked with government, state and federal authorities on standards such as CMS, ISO, and NIST.

Chris was the researcher who gained global attention in 2015 for demonstrating the linkage between various aviation systems, both on the ground and while in the air that allowed the exploitation of attacks against flight control system.