30 Sep Jason Christopher
With over 15 experience in cybersecurity and industrial control systems, Jason is the Chief Technology Officer at Axio, a leading cyber risk management SaaS company. Jason spearheads Axio’s Energy & Utilities business, where he has been instrumental in providing the senior leadership of utilities with actionable visibility to their cyber risk, and enabling them to prioritize their investments to protect their business, customers, and employees. In addition, Jason leads Axio’s efforts in the area of cybersecurity metrics, which focuses on helping organizations measure security beyond simple “reds, yellows, and greens.”
Prior to joining Axio, Jason led the research for metrics and information assurance at the Electric Power Research Institute. He has previously served as the technical lead for Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Operations program at the US Department of Energy, where he managed the nation’s risk management and incident response capabilities for the sector, including the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model program and other research efforts with utilities, national labs, and energy companies. During that time, Mr. Christopher was the federal energy sector lead the development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and supporting programs. Prior to that, Jason was the technical lead for both Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards and Smart Grid Security at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Jason is a member the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA) Energy Policy, Communications Policy, and Research & Development Policy Committees. Over the past decade, Jason has focused on the development of cybersecurity standards and best practices for the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Jason holds a Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton.