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Christopher Porter

Fannie Mae
Christopher Porter is the SVP and CISO for Fannie Mae. In this role, he is responsible for maturing and innovating Fannie Mae's defense and response capabilities and communicating the importance of information security across the enterprise.

Porter has over 15 years of experience in IT and security industries. His background includes work as an economist, network and system administrator, information security consultant and researcher. In his previous role at Verizon, Porter was a lead analyst and author of Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report series. He was also the co-creator of the VERIS Framework (Vocabulary for Event Recording and Incident Sharing) which allows organizations to collect and report security incident metrics in a standard and repeatable manner.

Porter has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia. He also earned his master’s degree in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. Porter is also a member of the Board of Directors at the FAIR Institute. Porter is a father of three young boys, and a huge fan of UVA sports.
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