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Former USCYBERCOM Director for Congressional Affairs US Army Colonel (Retired) Chris Stenman joins CSFI Advisory Board!

US Army Colonel (Ret) Chris Stenman, Former USCYBERCOM Director for Congressional Affairs, CSFI Advisory Director.

US Army Colonel (Ret) Chris Stenman, Former USCYBERCOM Director for Congressional Affairs, CSFI Advisory Director.

Colonel (Retired) Chris Stenman recently completed a 32-year Army career after serving at the United States Cyber Command as the Director for Congressional Affairs.  His operational and strategic experience building and leading diverse organizations in complex environments helped recognize and shape opportunities for everything from small tactical teams to national strategies.  Chris continues developing innovative cyber strategies and solutions for Battelle Memorial Institute.
Chris started as an Infantry Scout in the Minnesota National Guard, receiving his commission through ROTC.  He served primarily as an Intelligence Officer on active duty with tours with the Secretary of Defense staff, Army staff, Army Intelligence and Security Command, and with foundational experiences with the 101st Airborne and 25th Infantry Divisions.  Chris is also a graduate of the National War College.
Chris is very passionate about supporting our CSFI mission. His knowledge of Congress as it relates to cyber national security is most impressive.

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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.


Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director

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