Chris Duvall

Senior Director

Areas of Focus:

  • Physical and Cyber Risk Management
  • Third Party and Cloud Risk
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Cyber Due Diligence
  • SAFETY Act and effective security program development

Chris Duvall is a Senior Director at The Chertoff Group, where he works with our clients to assess their security and risk management capabilities and helps improve their security programs and operations.

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 helped lead the development and coordination of DHS’ efforts to promote understanding and adopting of effective risk management strategies like those found in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.  He helped establish DHS’ new cybersecurity program, the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program (C3VP), charged with helping organizations recognize available cybersecurity resources to improve their overall security postures.

Mr. Duvall was the lead Federal official for 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 public institutions, private sector, and international representatives, to develop programs related to enhancing IT and communications critical infrastructure resiliency.

Prior to his time with 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 supporting the Operation Enduring Freedom campaign.

Mr. Duvall is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CeH), and certified cloud security professional (CCSK). 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.