Mr. Christopher Butera serves as the Deputy Director for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). Mr. Butera oversees Cyber Threat Detection and Analysis, a division of technical, cyber threat, and risk analysis experts who perform operational and strategic-level analysis to support network defense and resilience across the DHS stakeholder community. His teams focus on developing a technical understanding of cyber vulnerabilities and adversary threats, building a common operational picture of the cyber threat landscape, and sharing actionable analysis based on unique security insights. Mr. Butera is also responsible for the National Cybersecurity Training and Exercise Center of Excellence and strengthening operational engagement with trusted partners around the world to improve cyber information exchange.
Mr. Butera brings a wealth of experience to his role with over 15 years in various cybersecurity and IT leadership positions. Most recently, he served as Division Director of the NCCIC’s Hunt and Incident Response Team. As Division Director, he led the federal government’s efforts to provide technical assistance to significant cyber incidents, including many large-scale data breaches in both the private sector and federal government. His team focused on discovering and analyzing new forensic artifacts, finding new security controls to prevent and detect APT intrusions, and creating or enhancing opportunities for early detection and containment.
Mr. Butera holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Notre Dame and earned his Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. He possesses CISSP, GSEC, and GCED certifications.