Chris Gerritz

Co-Founder, Infocyte

Chris is co-founder of Infocyte, Inc., a developer of proactive cyber security solutions focused on breach discovery and malware hunting.  Chris is a pioneer in defensive cyberspace operations having established the U.S. Air Force’s elite Defensive Counter-Cyber (DCC) practice.  From a decade of military service, Chris draws on both leadership and deep technical experience serving in various roles such as cryptographic systems maintainer, cyber warfare officer and Air Force pilot.

Prior to co-founding Infocyte, Chris served as the Air Force CERT’s first Chief of DCC Operations.  In this role, he led a team of 28 operators tasked with finding, tracking, and neutralizing state-sponsored threats on the Air Force’s $2B, 800k node enterprise network.  He personally conducted and/or oversaw 350+ adversarial hunt, rapid response and threat engagement missions on networks throughout the world.

Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Oregon State University.

(CERT = Computer Emergency Response Team)

My Sessions

Both Bret Piatt, CEO of Jungle Disk, and Chris Gerritz, Co-Founder of Infoctye have seen both sides of the coin from employee to employer, from getting paid to making payroll. As someone with an interest and skills in cybersecurity, how do you decide the best route for your career? What is it like working in […]