Mr. Christopher Simpson

School of Engineering and Computing
Computer Science and Information Systems

Chris Simpson

Chris Simpson is the Director for the National University Center for Cyber Security and Information Assurance a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. He is also the CEO of Bright Moon Security, a cybersecurity consulting company with a focus on cloud security.

Mr. Chris Simpson retired from the U.S. Navy in October 2009 after 27 years of service. He has extensive experience as an Information Assurance Manager including a tour as the Information Assurance Manager (IAM) for Commander, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. During his last Navy tour, he served as the N6 (Communications and Information Systems Officer), Knowledge Manager and Information Assurance Manager for the USS BOXER Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) where he deployed to the Arabian Gulf, participating in OIF/OEF.

Mr. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computer and Information Science (CIS) from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Science Program at Dakota State University. His certifications include Computer and Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cloud Security Alliance Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Navy Master Training Specialist and the KM Institute Certified Knowledge Manager.

Chris is the Past President of the San Diego Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association.

Contact Details

School of Engineering and Computing
(858) 309-3418