Chris Ross

Chris Ross

FLE Liaison Cybersecurity Advisor R10

Christopher Ross serves as the Federal Law Enforcement Liaison Cybersecurity Advisor of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Region 10 office based out of Seattle, Washington. He focuses on the Oregon area, but also covers all Region 10 (ID, OR, AK, WA). He is responsible for collaborating with law enforcement while utilizing the whole of government approach to deliver the most up to date information. This relevant information is utilized to assist private and public sector stakeholders enhance the security and resiliency of critical infrastructure facilities in the state of Oregon.

Prior to joining CISA in September 2023, Mr. Ross served for twenty-eight years in the United States Army and the Army National Guard in many different capacities such as Military Intelligence, Civil Support, Information Systems Security and Emergency Management. In his previous role for the Oregon National Guard, he served as the Joint Operation Center Manager during COVID, Wildland Firefighting, and Civil Disturbance Operations for Oregon and the national capital region. He managed and maintained the overall Common Operating Picture (COP) simultaneously for each of these key events which provided the direct decision-making ability for the Adjutant General and the governor of Oregon.

He trained as an Information Systems Operator/Analyst with the US Army at Ft Gordon Georgia. He served on a 13 month deployment as the Automated Data Processing Chief in the Balkans region. Mr. Ross earned a B.S. in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity and has held several professional certifications, the most recent being the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location 2

Mapping ICS Controls to Incident Mgmt