Chris Pogue leads the Trustwave SpiderLabs Team that performs Incident Response and Forensic Investigations. The team works with a wide variety of engagements including unauthorized access, data breaches, credit card theft/fraud, mobile device forensics, and enterprise incident response. The team also provides forensic and incident response training to corporate security teams as well as law enforcement agencies at all levels.
Prior to joining Trustwave in November 2008, Chris served in the United States Army for thirteen years specializing in digital forensic investigations. He served in the Field Artillery and Signal Corps as a Warrant Officer in addition to working as a Cyber Security Instructor. After leaving the military, Chris joined the IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS) X-Force where he remained for five years, ultimately becoming one of three Incident Response Engagement Managers.
Among his many achievements, Chris was the original creator of the forensic methodology known as Sniper Forensics, a method that is quickly emerging as the industry standard among users including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Secret Service. Additionally, in 2010, Chris was named as a SANS Thought Leader. Since its introduction in 2007, only 41 security professionals have been awarded this distinction.
Chris holds a full range of professional certifications including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA), SANS GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), and Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). He also plays a leading role in a number of industry-relevant organizations which include the Consortium of Digital Forensics Specialists (CDFS), United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (USSS ECTF) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Chris is the primary author of Unix and Linux Forensic Analysis by Syngress and the author of the award winning blog, The Digital Standard.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University and a Master of Science degree in Information Security from Capella University, as well as an active Top Secret (TS/SSBI) clearance.