Christopher Porter

Christopher is the National Intelligence Officer for Cyber, the top intelligence officer in the the US Government for analyzing foreign cyber threats and threats to U.S. elections and a member of the National Intelligence Council.


Prior to returning to public service, Christopher was Chief Technology Officer for Global Cybersecurity Policy and Chief Intelligence Strategist at the cybersecurity company FireEye. At the Atlantic Council, Christopher contributes to the Cyber Statecraft Initiative within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. His research focuses on cyber diplomacy broadly, practical methods of reaching and enforcing cyber arms control agreements, and artificial intelligence as a security issue.


Christopher has testified before Congress and the Canadian Parliament and offered commentary on cybersecurity and threat intelligence in the New York Times, USA Today, NBC News, the Council on Foreign Relations, BBC, Lawfare, Foreign Policy, Defense One, Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg News, Cipher Brief, War on the Rocks, Politico, Axios, Cyberscoop, Dark Reading, Roll Call and many other TV, radio, and print outlets worldwide. Christopher started his career in public service as a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow working for Governor Jeb Bush, where he received the Caring Hands Award for Excellence in Public Health as part of a team responding to Hurricane Jeanne and the Davis Productivity Award as part of the team expanding Floridaís newborn screening program.