Chris Blask

Global Director, Industrial and IoT Security, Unisys

Chris Blask’s career spans the breadth of the cybersecurity industry for more than 25 years. He invented one of the first firewall products, built a multibillion dollar firewall business at Cisco System, co-founded an early SIEM vendor, authored the first book on SIEM, founded an information sharing center for critical infrastructures, and has advised public and private organizations in every sector around the world. In his role within the Office of Innovation at Unisys, Blask created and leads the Operational Technology and IoT security practices, invented the Digital Bill of Materials (DBoM) structure, and established the Unisys Marine Living Research Center. Today he chairs a range of non-profit cybersecurity organizations and contributes to a wide range of global security efforts.