Chris Kubecka is the Founder and CEO of Hypasec. During her first career serving in the USAF as aircrew member, a Loadmaster flying numerous combat and humanitarian missions. Her second career was in Space Command, handling Command and Control systems, securing military and intelligence space assets from nation-state attacks and cyber security. Following the military, she focused on epidemic and hazardous materials disaster recovery and business continuity.

With Unisys, she detected the first wide scale cyber malicious attack by a North Korea in 2009. The state-sponsored malware leveraged European and UK high speed bandwidth aimed at disrupting South Korea and United Stated government systems and trading markets. Helping to halt the July 2009 Second Wave attacks.

After Saudi Aramco experienced the world’s most devastating cyberwarfare Attack, Shamoon in 2012. She joined Aramco to reestablish international business operations, implement digital security and headed the Information Protection Group and international intelligence.  Chris now advises several governments on cyberwarfare, artificial intelligence in military and intelligence applications and protecting critical infrastructure.

Listed one of the top 50 Women in Cybersecurity for the UK, finalist for Woman Hacker of the Year and Most Influential Woman in Cyberwarfare Security. She holds multiple technical degrees and certifications including the CISSP. Chris Kubecka has published articles and books on offensive security, cyberwarfare, open source intelligence gathering and advises for EU and NATO member cyberwarfare exercises.  

Education
University of South Florida
Harvard

Regions of Expertise
Levant, Persian Gulf, East Africa, Europe, and China

Issues of Expertise
Cyberwarfare, cyber terrorism, critical infrastructure, space, aviation, oil and gas, nuclear power and enrichment, diplomacy

Contact Information

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Twitter Handle: @SecEvangelism and @HypaSec

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