Senior Director, Target
Chris Carlson has a MS in Chemical Engineering and a MS in Computer Science. She started her career at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she helped build two spaceflight instruments for the Cassini Mission, which launched in 1997 and gathered data for 20 years. Following NASA, she went to IBM, where she developed IBM-wide tooling to handle product security response. Six years ago she joined Target as a Principal Engineer, where she began by developing custom tooling for incident response. Four years ago she switched to leadership and led the creation of the Cyber Defense development team when ECHO development started. She now leads defense development, threat detection, red team, and threat hunting as Senior Director of CyberDev Engineering & Threat.