Chris Pizor is a civilian employee working for the U.S. Air Force as the lead curriculum designer for cyber warfare operations training. Chris served on active duty in the USAF as a Network Intelligence Analyst before retiring in 2010. He was part of the initial cadre of the NSA Threat Operations Center and helped develop tactics to discover and eradicate intrusions into U.S. government systems. Chris has worked in the intelligence community for more than 20 years, including 12 years focused on cybersecurity. Over the course of his active duty career, Chris received multiple individual and team awards.
Chris is passionate about security and helping others advance their security knowledge, and he is continuously researching and refining his own skills so he can prepare U.S. airmen and women and other professionals defend their vital networks and critical infrastructure.
Chris earned a bachelor's degree in intelligence studies and information operations from the American Military University and a master's of science in cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College. He holds the GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GXPN, GCFA, GISP, and CISSP certifications.
Chris is also a recipient of the "General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration" for Air Force Space Command. The General Jumper award recognizes individuals for sustained superior performance and outstanding contributions to the integration of Air Force or DoD warfighting and/or operations support capabilities that shorten the kill chain and/or enhance the decision cycle.
When Chris isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, woodworking, and spending time outdoors.