Cord Chase

Chief Information Security Officer

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Cord Chase has more than 18 years of cybersecurity experience, that began at the keyboard, and then progressed into computer programming, penetration testing, and reverse engineering. Mr. Chase moved up the ranks to become the Director of Security Operations and Chief Technology Officer for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and was quickly recognized as an accomplished subject matter expert in cyber threat intelligence. Shortly after, he became a Senior Advisor of Cybersecurity at the White House and a founding member of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Cyber and National Security Unit. His deep understanding and comprehensive approach was instrumental in the formation of the highly successful 30-day Cyber Sprint. He was recently appointed as the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) first official Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where he has quickly helped to secure OPM as a Federal leader in IT Security. OPM has been awarded and recognized as the first agency to implement the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, and is one of the first agencies to fully implement Einstein 3a.