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Chris Smoak


Division Chief & Senior Researcher at Georgia Tech

Chris Smoak is a Senior Researcher and Chief of the Emerging Threats and Countermeasures Division within the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL). He is a hacker and technologist with over 15 years of experience in the security industry. He’s architected and built numerous security related tools targeting malware analysis, information collection, threat analytics, vulnerability discovery, and information sharing. Chris has been an outspoken advocate for increased sharing and dialogue within the security community.

Chris has worked within both government and commercial sectors to build and deploy these systems to organizations requiring novel solutions to increasingly complex problem sets. He has leveraged a wide array of technologies including artificial intelligence, statistical analysis, and parallel computing in unique ways, building new approaches to overcome such challenges. Chris frequently speaks on security related topics and has been consulted as a subject matter expert for both televised and print media across US and Europe. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.