Chris Anderson

  • Industry Vice-Chair, Communications, ISAC and Principal Advisor, National Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Lumen Technologies, USA

Chris Anderson is the Principal Advisor for National Security & Emergency Preparedness at Lumen Technologies and the recently re-elected 2024 Industry Vice Chair of the Communications Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Anderson served as the Federal Communications Commission’s Chief of Operations and Emergency Management, leading the Commission’s incident management activities, national security coordination, and Continuity of Operations. Mr. Anderson also served in leadership positions at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection, including as Director of the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center. Mr. Anderson began his career as a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot; he retired from the Navy Reserve in 2016.

Mr. Anderson holds a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College and a second master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Bowie State University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.


  • CI Interdependencies and Cascading Effects in Community Situational Awareness

    It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the CI community build situational awareness to mitigate the cascading effect across infrastructures.

  • Communications Sector Symposium

    Communications is key to any community and its infrastructure assets has become increasingly threatened. Without communications, business will be lost, and any emergency coordination would be a disaster. The internet has become a vital part of communications for all. Protection of communication assets and their resilience is vital for businesses, government and all sectors of CI.