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Christopher has over 20 years of experience in the IT field.  Born in North Western Pennsylvania, Christopher has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Science degree in Information Security.  He holds professional certifications from (ISC)2, GIAC, Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA.  He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Florida (UCF), serves on the board of the (ISC)2 Central Florida Chapter, and has spoken at many industry conferences including InfoSec World and (ISC)2 Security Congress.

During his career, Christopher has worked in various industries including Energy, Big Data, Education, Human Services, Non-profit, Managed Services, and Department of Defense.  He has spent time as a Director of Technology, Web Designer, Network Engineer, Database Administrator, IT Consultant, IT Manager and Security Analyst. Christopher combines deep technical knowledge with broad experience, to help organizations maximize the effectiveness of their technology and grow their cybersecurity programs. 

Conference Talks

A Call For Experts
Lockdown 2018 Technology & Cybersecurity Conference

What the Karate Kid can teach us about problem solving
(ISC)2 Chapter - Central Florida

You’ve been Pwned...but your customers are the target
Lockdown 2019 Technology & Cybersecurity Conference
(ISC)2 Chapter - Central Florida
InfoSec World 2020

Cybersecurity 101
(ISC)2 Security Congress 2019

Christopher Hickernell
Principal Security Architect

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