Chris Hoff

Chris Hoff is a senior director at Juniper Networks where he serves as chief security architect. He was previously director of cloud & virtualization solutions at Cisco Systems where he focused on virtualization and cloud computing security, spending most of his time interacting with global enterprises and service providers, governments, and the defense and intelligence communities. Prior to Cisco, he was Unisys Corporation's chief security architect, served as Crossbeam Systems' chief security strategist, was the CISO and director of enterprise security at a $25 billion financial services company and was founder/CTO of a national security consultancy amongst other startup endeavors. Hoff is interviewed regularly by the media and press, is a featured guest on numerous podcasts and has keynoted and presented at numerous high-profile security conferences including Black Hat, DEF CON, Microsoft's Bluehat, RSA, Source, SecTor, FIRST, SANS and Troopers. Hoff is a founding member and technical advisor to the Cloud Security Alliance, founder of the CloudAudit project and the HacKid conference and blogs at He serves on numerous advisory boards. Hoff was a CISSP, CISA, CISM and NSA IAM but he spends the AMF's on coffee now, instead. He was twice nominated as the Information Security Executive of the Year and won the Security 7 award in Financial Services in 2005. Hoff is a 2010, 2011 Microsoft MVP (Security) and a 2010 VMware vExpert.