Chris Grimm is a Solutions Architect at Red Hat with over 15 years of experience in Information Systems Architecture, Engineering and Security, and has a breadth of knowledge across the IT sector. An advocate of implementing security during the design phase, he has been driving IT systems toward innovative and upcoming technology in an effort to migrate away from ailing legacy systems.
Prior to joining Red Hat, Chris was a Cybersecurity Lead for CACI International, leading accreditation & security efforts for DHA, VA, and USAF systems, along with extensive engineering & design support. Chris has spent a large portion of his career in the public sector supporting the defense industry as a civilian and as a United States Marine. Chris graduated from Limestone College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science that included a focus on Information Systems Security.
Chris is an active member of the information security community who is regularly attending conferences and participating in local security events, such as B-Sides Charleston, where he helped develop the CTF (Capture the Flag) event and is also a Red Team member of the Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition.