Chris Hughes
Chief Security Advisor and President
Endor Labs, Aquia Inc

Chris Hughes is the president and co-founder of Aquia, a cybersecurity consulting firm focused on secure digital transformation. Chris brings nearly 20 years of IT and cybersecurity experience to his role and is also a Cyber Innovation Fellow (CIF) at the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA). Chris also advises various technology startups, including serving as a the chief security advisor for Endor Labs.

As a United States Air Force veteran and former civil servant in the U.S. Navy and the General Services Administration’s FedRAMP program, Chris is passionate about making a lasting impact on his country and our global community at large.

In addition to his public service, Chris spent several years as a consultant within the private sector and currently serves as an adjunct professor for cybersecurity master’s programs at the University of Maryland Global Campus. Chris participates in industry working groups, such as the Cloud Security Alliance’s Incident Response and SaaS Security Working Group, and serves as the Membership Chair for Cloud Security Alliance D.C. He is the co-host of the Resilient Cyber Podcast.

Chris holds a B.S. in Information Systems, a M.S. in Cybersecurity, and an MBA. He regularly consults with IT and cybersecurity leaders from various industries to assist their organizations with their digital transformation journeys, while keeping security a core component of that transformation.

Chris is co-author of the book, “Software Transparency: Supply Chain Security in an Era of a Software-Driven Society,” published by Wiley. He has also contributed many other thought leadership pieces on software supply chain security and has presented on the topic at a variety of industry conferences.

Chris Hughes