Chris Cochran is former active duty US Marine Intelligence. He currently leads threat intelligence for a premier entertainment company in Silicon Valley. Cochran has dedicated his career to building advanced cybersecurity and intelligence capabilities for national-level governments and the private sector. Cochran has made it his personal mission to motivate and empower cybersecurity professionals and teams through coaching, his podcast Hacker Valley Studio, and speaking engagements. His concern for the ever-growing cyber-skill gap serves as a motivator for his need to inspire the next generation of cyber-warriors to take the helm.