Mr. Gabbard is a part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as a Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) for Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH & WI). Based in St Paul, MN, he supports the mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Prior to joining CISA, Chris served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Ramsey County. Prior to being a CISO, Chris worked as an IT auditor and risk manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, ING, and US Bank.
Mr. Gabbard is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and has Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Management Information System from the University of Northern Iowa.