Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) formerly served as the senior security advisor to the chief security officer at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, he served as a senior national security executive for more than 30 years. He has lived and worked in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central Europe, and Latin America where he acquired understanding of people, cultures, and issues affecting those societies. Christopher is an often sought speaker and lecturer on the threats to intellectual property, security aspects of social media, security strategy, security education and awareness and prevention of industrial espionage.
He is the co-author of Secrets Stolen, Fortune Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post which began with his piece, “A common sense approach to social media.” He also is an advocate of those who suffer from hunger, slavery, and health issues in the United States and abroad. His writings on these topics can be found via his personal blogs: BurgessCT and Veritate et Virtute.