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Chris Christou

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Chris Christou is a Principal/Director in Booz Allen's Strategic Innovation Group (SIG). He leads a team that provides engineering and integration services for secure IT infrastructure projects, including those related to network engineering, cloud/data center infrastructure, unified communications, and SDN. Chris leads Booz Allen's Virtual Cloud Defense offering, which provides a suite of integrated security products that protect applications and data hosted in both on-premises and commercial cloud environments Chris also leads Booz Allen’s SDN initiatives, helping our clients integrate new SDN-based products into their networks. Booz Allen integrated SDN capabilities into an open source Cloud Orchestration tool (codename: Jellyfish) that enables the automated provisioning of both computing and networking resources when deploying applications and systems in the cloud. More recently, Booz Allen has developed proofs of concept to automate the response to cyber attacks through the use of SDN and other automation and orchestration technologies. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Chris was a network engineer at UUNet and Mitretek systems and led a software development project for Hughes STX. Chris holds a M.S. in Telecommunications and a Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland (College Park) Clark School of Engineering.

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