Jim ChrisosPrincipal Engineer, Exabeam
Jim officially started working in security as an analyst at a large MSSP. This experience enabled him to gain employment at large global organizations as an analyst before becoming an incident handler. It was in his capacity as an incident handler where he witnessed, first hand, nation state attacks. This left such a profound impact on Jim that he wanted to do whatever he could to assist other organizations defend against this threat. An opportunity arose that introduced a career change and ensuing uncertainty for Jim, now a seasoned incident handler. Jim took this chance with a small, unknown startup named FireEye and got into sales. Jim has been a sales engineer since that time and has not looked back. Jim is proud to call Exabeam home today where he is able to cater to incident handlers and security teams to help them defend themselves on the Internet. Jim has his father to thank for introducing him to InfoSec and also Cliff Stoll for the inspiration to become an incident handler. Other interests of Jim include collecting certifications, computers, cars and things that fly. He holds industry certifications including CISSP, GCIH, GCFA and Security+.
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