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TestifySec Recruits Chris Hughes as Advisor

Today we welcome cloud cybersecurity expert Chris Hughes to TestifySec in the role of Board Advisor. Chris brings over a decade of focused experience and thought leadership in cloud security in both Federal and commercial marketplaces. His tenures with the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Air Force, and the Navy, and in adjunct professorships at the University of Maryland and Capital Technology University complement his work with a range of companies and industry consortia.

Chris exemplifies the cybersecurity impetus behind the founding of TestifySec and the viewpoint for the company’s success:

“Vulnerabilities and weaknesses in widely deployed software present systemic threats to the security and stability of modern society as government services, infrastructure providers, nonprofits and the vast majority of private businesses rely on software in order to function.” – Chris Hughes, for the Linux Foundation OpenSSF initiative

Chris’s particular experience on the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB), his mentorship to multiple cybersecurity companies and as a leader at the Linux Foundation, give his advisory to TestifySec a unique and valuable perspective

Chris’s Background

Chris’s varied experience gives him a unique substantive cybersecurity worldview. His curriculum vitae spans roles as

  • CISO and Co-Founder at veteran’s IT consultancy Aquia
  • Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at [University of Maryland Global Campus}(https://www.umgc.edu/) and Capitol Technology University
  • Cloud Security Architect at the U.S. General Services Administration
  • Multiple roles at the US Navy NAVWAR (formerly SPAWAR), including PEO EIS Operations, Lead for Cybersecurity and Cloud Information System Security Manager
  • Cybersecurity Specialist in the US Air Force

Chris holds an M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Dakota State University, an M.B.A. from Strayer University, and certification from Carnegie Melon University’s CISO/Cybersecurity program.

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