Jason D. Christopher is the Chief Technology Officer for Axio. His responsibilities include providing technical leadership on security and resilience issues relevant to Axio, its partners and clients, as well as the development of all Axio technology platforms for security metrics and benchmarking.
Prior to Axio, Mr. Christopher led the research for cybersecurity metrics and information assurance at the Electric Power Research Institute. Previously, he was the technical lead for cybersecurity capability and risk management at the US Department of Energy, where he managed the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Operations program. Jason also served as the program lead for both Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards and Smart Grid Security at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Christopher has worked on a variety of infrastructure projects, particularly in the field of industrial control systems design and implementation. He has also researched and designed technology systems across multiple industries, including energy, water, transportation, and communications. Over the past decade, Jason has focused on the development of cyber security standards and practices for the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Outside of the workplace, Jason focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education issues. He has lectured at several universities across the country and developed cross-disciplinary courses focusing on resilience, sustainable energy, and community design. Mr. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in computer engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and Master’s of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.