Black Hat USA 2011: Chris Blask of AlienVault

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chris Blask is the VP of the Industrial Control Systems Group at AlienVault.

Chris has been involved in the information security industry for twenty years. He invented one of the first commercial firewall products, the BorderWare Firewall Server.

He then went on to create a multi-billion dollar business running Cisco System's firewall product lines. With several Cisco colleagues, Chris started Protego Networks, an early SIEM vendor which was later acquired by Cisco.


To serve the security needs of the Control Systems industry Chris founded Lofty Perch, today a recognized center of expertise in the segment, and he now leads AlienVault's efforts to secure Critical Infrastructure.

Over the years he has worked with certification laboratories to develop testing regimes, chaired industry groups, consulted with public and private entities and provided strategic advice to several leading SIEM vendors.

In 2010, Chris authored the first book on SIEM, "Security Information and Event Management Implementation", published by McGraw Hill.

Today he is Vice President of AlienVault's Industrial Control Systems Group, the producer of the world's most popular SIEM technology, and is on faculty at the Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS).

Chris is also a regular Infosec Island contributor and valued advisor.

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Chris Blask Congrats on your growing infamy among your media peers, Anthony. Nice to see that the big engines are recognizing where the thought leadership is converging. Good work you and yours have done building this community.