Christopher Hodson

EMEA CISO, Zscaler

Chris Hodson has an IT background that has spanned engineering, design, architecture and management. Today, he is the Senior Director of Information Security for EMEA at Zscaler and runs the Office of the CISO in the region. In his nearly 20-year career, Hodson has seen firsthand the changing role of IT, from a response organization to a strategic business unit that drives value and a competitive advantage for the business. As CISO, he is a trusted advisor to executives, board members and other stakeholders, helping them define well-balanced strategies for managing risk and improving business outcomes. Hodson holds an MSc in cybersecurity from Royal Holloway and retains an active role in the infosec industry through directorship of the IISP and membership of CompTIA's Cyber Security Committee.