RBN-2115Christopher Lowe was named USDA’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in August, 2012, leading both the Security Operations Center, and the Compliance and Program Oversight office.

He provides executive leadership in security operations, architecture, and risk management, and is responsible for securing USDA networks and systems by collecting, analyzing, integrating and sharing information among the USDA component services.

Prior to OCIO, Chris was in the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) as the Senior Agency Information Security Officer and the Associate CIO for Infrastructure and Operations. He joined FSIS in 2005, before which he spent eighteen years in international federal IT consulting.

Mr. Lowe received a B.A. in International Studies from Wheeling Jesuit University. He also holds current professional credentials in both information security (Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)) and as a Project Management Professional (PMP).