Christopher Budd

Christopher Budd

Threats Communications Manager at Trend Micro

Greater Seattle Area
Public Relations and Communications

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Christopher Budd's Overview


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Christopher Budd's Summary

• Creative strategic and tactical thinker with intuitive feel for storytelling and deep understanding of perception landscape in the technology field.
• Demonstrated success in crisis management and communication in some of the most challenging situations in the industry through innovation with new media tools.
• Success in developing unified, global communications strategies that use tactics tailored for regional audiences’ unique cultural needs and requirements.
• Strong technical background and excellent skills in communication with technical and non-technical audiences. Includes press and analyst outreach, writing, speaking, audio broadcasting, and new media.


Crisis communications strategy, press handling, new media strategies, internal communications, writing, presenting, computer security, computer privacy.

Christopher Budd's Experience

Threats Communications Manager

Trend Micro

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; TYO: 4704; Computer Software industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) Greater Seattle Area

December 2010January 2013 (2 years 2 months) Seattle, WA

Senior Crisis Communications Manager, Trustworthy Computing Group

Microsoft Corporation

November 2003December 2010 (7 years 2 months)

Privacy Communications Manager, Trustworthy Computing Group

Microsoft Corporation

October 2007May 2008 (8 months)

Security Technical Lead

Microsoft Corporation

October 2002November 2003 (1 year 2 months)

Security Program Manager, Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC)

Microsoft Corporation

April 2001October 2002 (1 year 7 months)

Technical Account Manager, Premier Support

Microsoft Corporation

December 1999April 2001 (1 year 5 months)

Senior Windows Security Engineer

Pilot Network Services

August 1998December 1999 (1 year 5 months)

Senior Network Engineer

Catellus Development Corporation

January 1997July 1998 (1 year 7 months)

Senior Consultant

Information Strategies, Inc.

October 1993January 1997 (3 years 4 months)

Intern, Federal Legislative Affairs


June 1988September 1991 (3 years 4 months)

Christopher Budd's Skills & Expertise

  1. Internal Communications
  2. New Media Strategy
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Crisis Communications
  5. New Media
  6. Public Relations
  7. Social Media
  8. Marketing Communications
  9. Strategic Communications
  10. Messaging
  11. Online Security
  12. Online Privacy
  13. Incident Response
  14. Writing
  15. Radio
  16. Television
  17. Webcasting
  18. Presenting
  19. Internet Security
  20. Crisis Management
  21. Security
  22. Computer Security
  23. Program Management
  24. Content Management
  25. Technical Writing
  26. Strategic Planning
  27. White Papers
  28. Blogging
  29. Content Strategy
  30. Information Security
  31. Communication Training
  32. Content Development
  33. Analyst Relations
  34. Strategy
  35. Speech Writing
  36. Thought Leadership
  37. Reputation Management
  38. Social Media Measurement
  39. Copywriting
  40. Editorial
  41. Communications Planning
  42. Executive Level Relationship Building
  43. Integrated Marketing
  44. Strategic Enterprise Management
  45. Storytelling
  46. Technology Security
  47. Social Media Strategist
  48. Media Relations
  49. Positioning
  50. Newsletters

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Christopher Budd's Publications

  • Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success

    • Wiley
    • September 2013

    Create and maintain a successful social media strategy for your business

    Today, a large number of companies still don't have a strategic approach to social media. Others fail to calculate how effective they are at social media, one of the critical components of implementing any social media strategy. When companies start spending time and money on their social media efforts, they need to create an internal plan that everyone can understand. Maximize Your Social offers a clear vision of what businesses need to do to create—and execute upon—their social media for business road map.

    Explains the evolution of social media and the absolute necessity for creating a social media strategy
    Outlines preparation for, mechanics of, and maintenance of a successful social media strategy
    Author Neal Schaffer was named a Forbes Top 30 Social Media Power Influencer, is the creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing Blog, Windmill Networking, and a global social media speaker
    Maximize Your Social will guide you to mastery of social media marketing strategies, saving you from spending a chunk of your budget on a social media consultant. Follow Neal Schaffer's advice, and you'll be able to do it yourself—and do it right.

  • Great Thinkers A-Z

    • Continuum
    • June 15, 2004
    Authors: Christopher Budd, Julian Baggini, Others
  • A Guide to Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 In he Enterprise

    • Course Technologies, Cambridge, MA
    • 1999
    Authors: Christopher Budd, , David Johnson, Michael Palmer, Jonathan Taylor
  • Web Development With Microsoft Resources

    • Sams Publishing
    • October 1996

Christopher Budd's Education

St. John's College

Wakefield High School

Christopher Budd's Additional Information


New Media, communications, writing, music, Italian language, game theory, psychology, comparative religion, mythology, history

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