Christie Karrels has more than 20 years of cyber security experience at industry-leading technology companies and currently serves as a Solutions Architect at McAfee. Previously, the solution architect overseeing government initiatives, Christie was responsible for leading engineering efforts involving cyber security, leading DOD security efforts, as well as virtualization security. Since joining McAfee in 2009, Christie has continued to lead the cyber efforts for DOD customers and protect our nation’s infrastructure. Christie was previously engineering lead on a number of proposals providing Information Security and Information Assurance expertise. She spent almost 7 years at The MITRE Corporation providing engineering efforts to internal and external customer projects. Prior to working at The MITRE Corporation, Christie was a software instructor and technical writer around systems administration as well as system and network security.