Chris Castaldo is a US Army and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. Chris served in Mosul in the Nineveh province as part of a tactical HUMINT team within 902MI Group. In this unit Chris served as direct support to, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment–Delta, 75th ranger regiment, 2nd ID, 101st Airborne, 25th ID, and 1st ID.
Chris is the Chief Information Security Officer at Crossbeam. And serves on the board of advisors for SafeBase. He has built cybersecurity organizations at Dataminr, 2U, IronNet Cybersecurity, Synchronoss, and also worked at the National Security Agency solving some of the most challenging national cybersecurity issues.
Chris Castaldo is the author of Start-Up Secure: Baking Cybersecurity into your Company from Founding to Exit. He is a transformational cybersecurity executive who creates innovative solutions to enable businesses to operate safely and securely. He mentors and coaches executives and board members on cybersecurity through scalable and sustainable business objectives. Chris is an industry leader and has appeared on several leading cybersecurity podcasts.