Chris Duvall


Areas of Focus:

Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation

Physical and Cyber Risk Management

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Project and Program Management

Chris Duvall is a Director at The Chertoff Group, where he focuses on cybersecurity, and organizational risk management as part of the Security Services practice area. Mr. Duvall works with our clients to help assess and improve security operations and build effective enterprise-wide risk management capabilities. He has led several high-profile strategic cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection programs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Defense as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Within these organizations and in partnership with private sector and industry, he helped improve the nation’s overall physical and cybersecurity implementing relevant security controls and risk management approaches for critical infrastructure owners and operators.

Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Mr. Duvall spent two years as a Federal employee, and ten years as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in their Offices of Cybersecurity and Communications and Infrastructure Protection. During this time, he assisted companies to understand and adopt effective risk management strategies like those found in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. He helped establish DHS’s Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program ("C-Cubed" Voluntary Program), created to educate organizations on available cybersecurity tools and resources. Mr. Duvall was the lead Federal official coordinating U.S. Government critical infrastructure protection and cyber risk management activities for industries within the Information Technology and Communications Sectors. In this role he worked with government, private sector, and international representatives, to develop programs related to enhancing IT and communications critical infrastructure resiliency. Prior to supporting DHS, Mr. Duvall was a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State during the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and the Operation Enduring Freedom campaign.

Mr. Duvall is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CeH). He earned an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of the University of Maryland, a Master of Arts from American University’s School of International Service and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dickinson College.