Chris Trautwein

Chris Trautwein

Information Security Leader Seeking a Great Opportunity

Clearwater, Florida (Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area)
Computer & Network Security

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Chris Trautwein's Overview

  • Chief Information Security Officer at (ISC)²
  • Director, Information Security & Network Services Consulting Practice at Sunera

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Chris Trautwein's Summary

I am a seasoned information security leader with 16 years of professional experience that possesses the necessary combination of business acumen and technical skills required to develop and lead security programs. I excel at leading information security teams by motivating and empowering team members to develop and utilize the skills necessary to continuously improve the security program and themselves. I succeed by understanding that security is a critical business support function that must work effectively with business units to enable the organization to accomplish its goals and objectives

Chris Trautwein's Experience

Chief Information Security Officer


Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2009May 2014 (4 years 8 months) Clearwater, FL


• As (ISC)2's first CISO, developed and lead information security and physical security programs resulting in the company having no publically disclosed breaches during my tenure.

• Developed security strategy and adjusted as necessary to ensure continuous alignment with corporate strategy, goals, and objectives.

• Managed all financial aspects of the security program including budgeting, expense monitoring, and contract negotiations.

• Performed all aspects of security personnel management including hiring, professional development, and performance management.

• Performed vendor management activities including: establishing and maintaining excellent rapport; enforcing SLAs; and continuous performance monitoring.

• Performed project management activities ensuring successful completion of security projects on-time and within budget.

• Performed extensive business process reengineering to establish repeatable processes that maximized the organization’s return on investment in technology and personnel resources.


• Developed, documented, and implemented all information security policies and procedures.

• Performed annual risk assessment and reported results to executive management and technical personnel. Used assessment results as input for strategy development/modification and continuous security program improvement.

• Evaluated and selected all security technologies deployed in the environment including firewall, IPS, SIEM, vulnerability assessment, application control, and antivirus.

• Designed incident response process and directed incident response activities.

• Implemented vulnerability assessment, management, and remediation program to effectively assess actual risk and prioritize vulnerability remediation activities.

• Developed, documented and tested organization's Business Continuity Plan.

Director, Information Security & Network Services Consulting Practice


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Management Consulting industry

June 2005October 2009 (4 years 5 months) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

• Provided information security, IT audit, and regulatory compliance consulting services for organizations in a wide variety of industries including retail, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, government and professional services.

• Performed internal and external vulnerability assessments for organizations in industries including financial services, retail, manufacturing, and local government.

• Successfully lead a multi-year business process improvement project resulting in the consolidation of nine disparate business systems into a single CRM system resulting in a multi-million dollar annual savings for the client.

• Lead or participated in numerous information security program management consulting engagements including strategy development, independent staffing evaluations, security solution selection and implementation.

• Performed PCI compliance assessments for retail organizations. Formerly certified as a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

• Consulted for numerous organizations performing SOX IT general controls audits on behalf of internal audit.

• Developed Business Continuity Plan for an international retail organization.

Chris Trautwein's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Safe and Secure Online Volunteer

      • Children
      January 2012 present (2 years 9 months)

      As a Safe and Secure Online volunteer, I teach children about how they can safely and responsibly use the Internet, social media, and mobile devices.

Chris Trautwein's Skills & Expertise

  1. Information Security
  2. Computer Security
  3. Network Security
  4. Information Security Management
  5. CISSP
  6. CISM
  7. Vulnerability Management
  8. Vulnerability Assessment
  9. Penetration Testing
  10. IT Audit
  11. ISO 27001
  12. Security Audits
  13. PCI DSS
  14. Identity Management
  15. Information Assurance
  16. Application Security
  17. Security Architecture Design
  18. Business Continuity Planning
  19. Security
  20. Security Policy
  21. CISA
  22. Security Awareness
  23. Computer Forensics
  24. Data Security
  25. IT Management
  26. Firewalls
  27. Risk Assessment
  28. Incident Response
  29. IPS
  30. Business Continuity

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Chris Trautwein's Publications

  • Official (ISC)2 Guide to the SSCP CBK, Second Edition

    • Auerbach Publications
    • December 15, 2010
    Authors: Chris Trautwein

    Authored the Risk, Response, and Recovery chapter for the Official (ISC)2 Guide to the SSCP CBK

Chris Trautwein's Certifications


    • (ISC)2
    • August 2004
  • CISM

    • ISACA
    • June 2007

Chris Trautwein's Education

University of South Florida

Master's Degree, Management Information Systems


Florida Southern College

Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration and Management, General


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