Christian Beckner

National Retail Federation

Christian Beckner is the Senior Director for Retail Technology at the National Retail Federation, where he is responsible for leading NRF’s CIO Council, IT Security Council, and its Cybersecurity Program, including its ISAO and Threat Alert System. Prior to joining NRF in February 2018, Beckner served for five years as Deputy Director of the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at the George Washington University. Before coming to GWU, he worked for six years on the senior professional staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and served in security policy positions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and IBM. Beckner holds MBA and MS in foreign service degrees from Georgetown University, and a BA from Stanford University.