CISSP, CEH, CSX-P, GICSP, CCFE, CHFI
With over a thirty years of IT security experience, Chris joined Ascension Global Technology as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in July 2018. A University of Maryland University College graduate, Chris attained his MBA and Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity.
He has worked in cyber security across diverse sectors, including for private enterprise and the Federal Government. He is also an entrepreneur, having established his cybersecurity consulting firm, 360 Degree Cyber Security, which offers an information security specialist resource for small businesses and municipalities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Chris currently serves as the Head of Information Security and Data Protection for Perdue Farms Inc. where he is responsible for the information security, industrial cyber security, and data privacy programs. A former U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, Chris was responsible for analyzing and reporting on potential threats to the U.S. Navy in his role as a Cyber Threat Technical Analyst.
Chris is a board member of the Leadership Advisory Board for Maritime and Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO). Additionally he serves on the board of directors of the Delaware chapter of the Infragard. Throughout his career, Chris has enjoyed mentoring the next generation of up-and-coming cybersecurity professionals.
GWAPT, GCIA, GCWN, GCIH, GSEC
Daniel Pal joined Ascension Global Technology as Information Security Engineer in March, 2018. Daniel graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology.
With over a decade of experience as a network and security engineer, he has worked in information security roles across government and private enterprise. Daniel was formerly a Security Engineer II at Web.com and a Senior System Engineer/Security Officer at ANS. He is also currently an Information Security Engineer IV at MRI Software.
Daniel has served on the SANS Advisory Board since March 2010. He is currently the Secretary of INFRAGARD Florida (Jacksonville Members Alliance Chapter).