Full Name
Christopher Wright
Job Title
Mission Manager and Director
DHS I&A Cyber Mission Center
Speaker Bio
Mr. Christopher Wright is the Mission Manager and Director of the DHS I&A Cyber Mission Center, managing the cyber intelligence portfolio across the DHS Intelligence Enterprise and leading the production and delivery of all-source cyber intelligence to DHS leaders and operators, as well as other homeland stakeholders at all levels of government and the private sector. A member of the Senior Executive Service since 2018, he oversees and guides a staff of intelligence professionals in analysis and collection of cyber threats to government—Federal, State, and local—and private sector networks and systems. The Cyber Mission Center provides direct enabling intelligence to the Department’s operational cyber elements—notably, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its operational federal cyber center. The Cyber Mission Center conducts and produces unclassified and classified all-source analysis for its varied stakeholders—public and private sector—including strategic intelligence production on cyber threats to critical infrastructure and foreign influence threats to elections. Mr. Wright serves as a senior cyber intelligence advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, and DHS Component Heads, including the Director of CISA. Mr. Wright previously served as the Chief of the Operational Cyber Intelligence Branch at I&A, as well as the acting Staff Director and Chief of the Operations and Communications Branch at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office for Cyberthreat Analysis. He began his full-time intelligence career at DIA conducting analysis of space and counterspace issues, including cyber threats to space systems, and deployed in support of special operations forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and previously worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, as well as the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
Christopher Wright