Christopher Steffen Joins EMA as a Research Director Covering the Security and Risk Management Practice Area

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With over 20 years of experience, Steffen brings the in-depth insight and experience required for today’s complex security landscape.

I am looking forward to leveraging my information security and regulatory compliance experiences to benefit EMA’s customers.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced that Christopher Steffen has joined the firm as research director in the security and risk management practice area. In this role, Steffen will specialize in cloud security and regulatory compliance, as well as provide his breadth and depth of experience across a multitude of security topics.

“We are very excited to have a seasoned and experienced security professional like Christopher Steffen join the firm,” said Dan Twing, COO and President at EMA. “He brings a wide range of technical skills and experiences to the position, including security operations and management, as well as technology compliance and audit. He will be a great resource for our clients to leverage.”

Steffen’s technical career started in the financial services vertical as the systems administrator for a credit reporting company. As the company continued to grow, he built the network operations, information security, and technical compliance practices before leaving as the principal technical architect. Additionally, Steffen was the director of IT for a manufacturing company and the chief evangelist for several technical companies, focusing on cloud security.

Prior to joining EMA, Steffen served as the CIO of a financial services company and supervised the technology-related functions of the enterprise, including the development and implementation of the company’s technical vision and management of the technical staff. He also guided the company through a NIST 800-53 evaluation and successfully obtained an Authority to Operate (ATO).

In addition to his extensive career experience, Steffen holds several technical certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award five times for virtualization and cloud and data center management (CDM).

“It is an honor to join EMA’s team of industry-expert professionals,” said Steffen. “I am looking forward to leveraging my information security and regulatory compliance experiences to benefit EMA’s customers.”

Those interested in scheduling a briefing or research project with Steffen can contact an EMA business development manager at +1.303.543.9500 or

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Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in providing deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help their clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals, and IT vendors at

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