Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Leadership & Executive Communication

Profiles in Leadership: Chris Roberts, Hillbilly Hit Squad

Outspoken Cybersecurity Leader Puts 'Mission Before Money'
Chris Roberts, Hillbilly Hit Squad, and executive member of the CyberEdBoard

Two thing you know when you sit down to speak to virtual CISO Chris Roberts: You're going to get the truth, and it's unlikely to be polished. He opens up on his passion to do good, and why he believes "mission before money" is the biggest challenge the industry now faces.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Roberts discusses:

  • How he is driven by "opportunities to do good";
  • Why "mission before money" is the industry's greatest challenge;
  • Ways to stand up for underrepresented people in the industry.

Roberts, a virtual CISO, has founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in darknet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, security services and threat intelligence. He is an expert on counterthreat intelligence and vulnerability research and a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and he has been interviewed by numerous news media outlets.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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