Chris Beal

VP, Security Initiatives & Chief Information Security Officer at MCNC

Chris Beal has worked as an information security professional for over 20 years. During that time, he’s worn many different hats including system and network administrator, developer, customer support, engineer, consultant, architect, and manager, but he’s always been focused on securing information assets.

Chris joined MCNC in 2013 and currently serves as the Vice President of Security Initiatives and Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, Chris is responsible for directing efforts to secure MCNC’s assets, and for defining and implementing a vision for managed services that will benefit MCNC’s community members in North Carolina.

Chris graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and holds several industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).


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