Christopher Walcutt has been promoted to Chief Security Officer at DirectDefense. Walcutt will partner with internal teams across all levels, including the C-suite and operations, to ensure that data is secure and protected within the organization.

Walcutt has more than two decades of experience in technology with a strong focus on information security, network design and compliance. He is being promoted from vice president of strategy at DirectDefense, where he was responsible for driving growth, establishing business partnerships and expanding the company’s offerings and security services. 

Walcutt is an advisor for NERC, ACEC, ECL and AWWA, and was appointed to the SIA utilities advisory board in 2022. He also serves as a coach of the CyberPatriot Team NetRunners, which are two-time national finalists and 2016 National Champions.