Chris is an avid computing enthusiast originally hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. Having made a habit of pulling things apart in childhood, Chris has found his professional home in information security. Prior to joining Bird Rides Chris was a security engineer at Snap, Inc., a founder at Web Sight, a senior penetration tester at Bishop Fox, and a research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his tenure at these organizations Chris grew into both a breaker and a builder, becoming adept at compromising all manners of systems as well as designing and implementing mechanisms to protect them. Chris has spoken at numerous security conferences such as DEF CON, ToorCon, ShmooCon, and HushCon, and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a bachelor’s degree in computational media, a master’s degree in computer science, and where he organized and lead the Grey H@t student hacking organization.