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Christopher Steffen, CISSP, CISA brings over 20 years of industry experience to Enterprise Management Associates, focusing on IT management / leadership, cloud security and regulatory compliance. Chris has had a variety of roles as a professional, from Camping Director for the Boy Scouts to Press Secretary for the Colorado Speaker of the House. His technical career started in the financial services vertical as the systems administrator for a credit reporting company. As the company continued to grow, he took greater management responsibilities, built the Network Operations, Information Security and Technical Compliance practices for the company before leaving as the Principal Technical Architect. He has been the Director of IT for a manufacturing company and the Chief Evangelist for several technical companies, focusing on cloud security. Prior to joining EMA, Chris served as the CIO of a financial services company, overseeing the technology related functions of the enterprise, including the development and implementation of the company’s technical vision and management of the technical staff. He also guided the company through a NIST 800-53 evaluation and successfully obtained an Authority to Operate (ATO). Chris holds several technical certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award five times for virtualization and Cloud and Data Center Management (CDM). B.A., Political Science (Summa Cum Laude), Metropolitan State College of Denver.
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