BDPAHSV Member Spotlights is a monthly interview with one of the members to spotlight their achievements, hobbies, and goals. For the month of October the Member Spotlight is Chris Bates.

Chris where are you from? Vidala, LA

How long have you been in Huntsville? 3 years

Where did you go to college? University of Phoenix (BA Comp Info Security); Western Governors University (MA in Information Assurance)

What is job title? Senior Cyber Security Analyst

What is typical day like for you? Meetings, producing slides, assessing vulnerabilities and compliance

Do you have any certifications? CISSP, CASP, Security+, Linux+

How long have you been a member of BDPA? 10 months

What made you join BDPA? Opportunity to give back to others

What do you do in your spare time? Watch TV and fish

What is some advice that you would like to give to future cyber analysts? Always continue to hone your skills to become more efficient to achieve your goal.

What is something interesting about you that most people don’t know? I played football in high school as a 135 pound nose guard.

What are your upcoming career goals? Retirement

What is quote or thought that you would like to leave the readers with? Remain humble, continue to give back, to go forward.

Who do you want to be the next Member Spotlight? Jason Bradshaw