CHRISTOPHER ALMARAZ


Christopher Almaraz
Director of Information Security
Long Beach

Christopher Almaraz is the Director of Information Security (InfoSec) with Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) in its Long Beach office. Christopher has over 14 years of experience in InfoSec and Litigation Support technology, and he is a member of KYL’s Privacy & Data Security practice groups. He is certified by EC-Council as a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). He is also a Metasploit Pro Certified Specialist (MPCS).

Christopher works closely with client InfoSec and Legal Operations teams in the Technology, Banking, Healthcare, and Maritime sectors. He serves as the lead InfoSec consultant to the firm’s attorneys and clients, developing solutions for data security and business resiliency. He also works closely with KYL’s technology partners and industry professionals on Standard Information Gathering (SIG) Assessments, providing insights on evolving security standards for organizational policies and procedures. Additionally, in his role as an MPCS, Christopher administers penetration testing and vulnerability assessments of infrastructure security.

Christopher is a member of InfraGard, a public-private partnership between private sector professionals and the FBI. His active participation in this and other knowledge-sharing groups provides continuous education on the latest cyber-crime prevention and Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) defense.

In 2005, Christopher graduated with a B.S. in Network Technology. In 2016, he received the Long Beach Bar Association’s “Staff Member of the Year” award, with recognition in outstanding service and work ethic.

Education

  • B.S. (Network Technology) (2005)

Certifications

  • CIPT (Certified Information Privacy Technologist) – IAPP
  • CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) – EC-Council
  • MPCS (Metasploit Pro Certified Specialist)

Memberships

  • InfraGard
  • Long Beach Bar Association’s “Staff Member of the Year” Award, with recognition in outstanding service and work ethic, April 2016