People I Admire – Christopher Burgess

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Burgess_Oct2009 Christopher and I met at the PII Conference in Seattle this year. We sat down, had lunch, and talked about what each of us does for a living. We knew each other to some extent thanks to messages or comments exchanged on various social media outlets, but meeting Christopher in real life was definitely a treat.

Christopher has worked in the field of security technology for a long time, but more than that, he’s an author, a humanitarian and an advocate for online safety. As I talked to him, it became apparent that not only is he extremely knowledgeable about online safety and security through his work as the Senior Security Advisor at Cisco, but he clearly has a passion for creating a safer Internet and safer technology for our kids. In regards to doing just that, Christopher told me, “Education and building awareness are key”, and I agree 100%.

Meeting Christopher was inspiring to say the least. His expertise and years of knowledge are invaluable to parents like me, so I thank him for the work he’s doing.

You can read more about Christopher and what he does for a living, as well as read his personal blog posts. Christopher also hosts a blog on The Huffington Post, where he gives online security advice and a bunch of other useful information. You can also pick up a copy of his book Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost, Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century, here.

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