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Trusted advisor with over a decade of experience in information security. A sought-after subject matter expert , fractional CISO and board advisor known for consistently staying at the forefront of emerging trends, risks, and regulatory changes.

Cybersecurity Professional and Trusted Advisor

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Industry Certifications

  • SANS GIAC Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

  • SANS GIAC Critical Controls (GCCC)

  • SANS GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)

  • SANS GIAC Law of Data Security and Investigations (GLEG)

  • SANS GIAC Project Manager (GCPM)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • SANS GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)

  • SANS GPEN Penetration Tester (GPEN)

ISC2 Charlotte Chapter Meeting

The Do's and Dont's from an actual ransomware case.

Media and Speaking Engagements

As an experienced public speaker and cyber security expert Chris is frequently interviewed for TV News and quoted in digital print media. Additionally Chris is a featured speaker at conferences and training sessions.

Using TikTok safely amid privacy concerns

WBTV Charlotte

WBTV Charlotte

Teenager killed after stealing car in Charlotte, police say TikTok challenge a factor.

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Reader's Digest

Apple's passkeys could usher in a password-free future.

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CyberSN CISO Roundtable

Does every organization need a CISO?

WCCB Charlotte

Colonial pipeline cyberattack could lead to higher gas prices.

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Additional media and speaking engagements references available by request.

Fortalice Solutions - 2020 - Present

  • IR Table Top Exercise Facilitator

  • Fractional CISO

  • Incident Commander - Ransomware SME

  • Security Road Map Development

  • Forensic Investigations

Work Experience Summary

VP Client Solutions / Director Security Engineering / Director Incident Response

NorthState Technology Solutions - 2017 - 2020

Director Security Engineering

  • Player-Coach for Tool Implementation and Staff Augmentation Teams

  • Recruited, Trained, and Mentored junior security engineers

  • Security Leader for Global Manufacturer

  • Led teams through acquisition and cultural change

Stalwart Systems Group - 2011 - 2017

Director Security Engineering / Sr Security Engineer

  • Team lead of Global SOC for Fortune 50 sized organization

  • Security architecture for several tool technologies

  • Audit Management and Response for PCI Compliance for 900+ location retailer

  • Endpoint security SME

Detailed work history and supporting experience available by request.

About Chris Furtick

Proven information security leader, vCISO, and board advisor with a consultative voice that bridges the gap between technology and business outcomes. Technically proficient professional with experience advising C-level executives and technical engineers alike in fundamental and advanced information security tactics and strategies. Passionate team builder accomplished in interpreting business objectives and motivating team members to measure success and meet business requirements.

Located in South Carolina, Chris frequently speaks in person at local events in the SouthEastern US and remotely for global audiences. Chris' clients are also based all over the globe and regularly rely on him to be the security voice in the room on complex technical issues.

"Security should be a business enabler by understanding and supporting the organization's goals."

- Chris Furtick

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