Chris Kirsch

About Chris Kirsch

Chris Kirsch is a co-founder and board member of runZero. Chris started his career at an InfoSec startup in Germany and has since worked for PGP, nCipher, Rapid7, and Veracode. He has a passion for OSINT and Social Engineering. In 2017, he earned the Black Badge for winning the Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at DEF CON, the world’s largest hacker conference.

July 18, 2023

The best free network scanners for security teams in 2024

In this article, we compare and contrast several free tools and provide our take on why we believe runZero is best suited for corporate security teams.

May 30, 2023

Why EDR agents are inadequate for cyber asset attack surface management

When incident responders find assets that are compromised but can’t find them in the asset inventory, many teams realize that they went down the wrong path; EDR works well for endpoint protection but not asset inventory. Let’s examine why.

February 15, 2023

Get to full asset inventory by combining active scanning with API integrations - Part 4

A dual approach is the best way to make sure you meet the requirements outlined by CISA BOD 23-01. Learn why you need more than just API integrations, agent installs, or passive monitoring for compliance.

February 2, 2023

Yes we scan: How to actively scan industrial control systems safely

Do you still believe active scanning in OT environments isn’t safe? We all know passive scanning is difficult to deploy, misses assets, and is costly. With the right solution, and some best practices, active scanning can work in OT environments across any industry.

January 31, 2023

How to create cultural values for your company

From kindness, to transparency, to staying fully remote, runZero created a workplace that puts employees first. Read more to discover how we developed our cultural values and see if these values work for your company.

January 30, 2023

Speed up pentesting with runZero

runZero may not be the first tool you think of when you talk about penetration testing but we have several ways of helping with reconnaissance. Learn more about the ways runZero can help with your next engagement.

January 24, 2023

Why we chose to be a fully remote company (and how we make it work)

For many companies, remote work is here to stay. At runZero, we pushed ourselves to think about how we can build a remote culture the right way. runZero CEO, Chris Kirsch, shares the behind-the-scenes process of building a remote culture from the ground up.

January 18, 2023

Why vulnerability scanners cannot provide comprehensive asset inventory - Part 2

Vulnerability scanning may not be enough to meet the requirements outlined by CISA BOD 23-01. Learn why you need more than just authenticated scanners or installed agents for compliance.

January 17, 2023

Creating a culture of transparency

Open and honest dialogue is the cornerstone of any healthy team. Carrying out transparency in everything we do creates deeper connections between employees, leaders, and customers. Learn how runZero builds a transparent culture environment that empowers everyone to be …

January 11, 2023

Why runZero is the best way to fulfill CISA BOD 23-01 requirements for asset visibility - Part 1

CISA BOD 23-01 requires better asset inventory and vulnerability management practices. This six-part series dives into why runZero is the best solution to support your compliance to the new directive.