Chris Pierson


Founder & CEO, Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors

Dr. Chris Pierson is the Founder & CEO of Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors - providing strategic & operational advice on the intersection of cybersecurity, business, risk and law for companies and boards.  He is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur who holds several cybersecurity, anti-fraud, and technology patents.  Dr. Pierson serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute.  Previously, Chris was a founding executive of Viewpost, a FinTech payments company, serving as their CSO and General Counsel and was also the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) U.S. banking operations leading its privacy and data protection program.  Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca where he established its Cyber Security Practice representing companies on cybersecurity and data breaches.  Chris is a graduate of Boston College (B.A., M.A.) and The University of Iowa (Ph.D., J.D.), is a sought after keynote speaker on cybersecurity and privacy, board advisor for startups, and is frequently quoted by the media on these topics.


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