Jason D. Christopher

Principal Cyber Risk Advisor

Jason D. Christopher is a Principal Cyber Risk Advisor at the industrial cybersecurity company Dragos, Inc., where he blends innovative approaches for risk management with state-of-the-art technology and services across the company’s product catalogue.

With over 15 years experience in cybersecurity and industrial control systems, Jason offers critical infrastructure expertise in developing successful cyber risk strategies.

Prior to Dragos, Jason held multiple roles in industry as an executive leader, researcher, regulator, and engineer. As CTO of Axio, a cyber risk management SaaS company, he pioneered new cyber risk techniques for clients to measure and address their risk exposure. He previously led security metrics R&D at the Electric Power Research Institute where he worked directly with utilities on actionable measurement capabilities. While working for the United States government, Mr. Christopher spearheaded the energy sector strategy for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2), and was the technical lead for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards.

Jason continues to focus on developing cybersecurity standards & best practices for critical infrastructure. He is a Certified Instructor for the SANS Institute & often presents at leading ICS security conferences. He was awarded Cybersecurity Leader of the Year in 2019 by the Energy Sector Security Consortium.

Formal Education

  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Binghamton University
  • Master of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

Certifications

  • GCIP (GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection)