Bio

Bio

Chris Dale

An IT enthusiast who had childhood dreams of becoming a hacker, Chris Dale's path to a career in information security was set after his older brother hacked him. Today Chris uses his hacker skills to catch bad guys in real time, his favorite part of his job.

Chris began his career in 2009 working for NextGenTel doing development and IT operations. "I really learned about how all things interconnect and work," he says. Since then he's worked for six companies and is last job was the head of cyber security at Netsecurity where he managed several teams, including pen testing and incident response. In 2020, Chris founded his own company, River Security, specializing in offensive services and cyber consulting.

A certified instructor for SANS and a SANS Analyst, Chris teaches SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling and SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses.