Bio

Christopher Steffen is the Technical Director for Cryptzone, the industry leader in software defined perimeter (SDP) solutions. In this role, he works to educate and promote information security and regulatory compliance as it relates to network access management and cloud computing solutions.

Before coming to Cryptzone, Steffen was the Chief Evangelist for Cloud Security for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he help create and deliver the company’s cloud security story.  Steffen also has executive experience in the manufacturing sector as the Director of Information Technology for Magpul Industries, overseeing all of the technology related functions of the enterprise, including the development and implementation of the company’s technical vision and management of the technical staff.  Before Magpul, Steffen served as a technical leader for Kroll Factual Data, a credit services provider, including Principal Technical Architect and Manager of Information Security and Compliance.

Steffen has presented at numerous conferences, including NetworkWorld IT Roadmap, Microsoft Management Summit and Pink IT Service Management Conference and sits on various conference advisory boards.  He has also been interviewed on various technical topics in print and online, including TechTarget, Forbes, and CIO magazines.

Steffen holds several technical certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award five times for virtualization and Cloud and Data Center Management (CDM).

Steffen graduated summa cum laude in Political Science from the Metropolitan State College of Denver.  He is active with the Boy Scouts and Colorado Republican politics.