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.

January 9, 2023

Fostering a culture of kindness at runZero

A kind, fair, and just culture sets a strong foundation for employees to feel secure in their environment which increases productivity. Learn how runZero fosters a culture of kindness.

October 18, 2022

Why unmanaged devices are a challenge for IT and security programs

Why do unmanaged devices matter? We discuss the importance of knowing about the unmanaged devices on your network, highlight some issues stemming from unmanaged devices, and how runZero can help you find them.

September 16, 2022

Scanning your external attack surface with runZero

runZero is an internal asset inventory and network discovery tool, but has the ability to discover public-facing hosts as well. In this article, CEO Chris Kirsch shares how to use runZero to discover your external attack surface.

September 16, 2022

The rundown on becoming runZero: What I learned rebranding a company - Part 4

runZero CEO and Co-Founder Chris Kirsch shares his learnings from his experience rebranding the company. This four-part series breaks down all the frameworks and lessons leveraged along the way.

September 14, 2022

The rundown on becoming runZero: What I learned rebranding a company - Part 3

runZero CEO and Co-Founder Chris Kirsch shares his learnings from his experience rebranding the company. This four-part series breaks down all the frameworks and lessons leveraged along the way.

September 9, 2022

The rundown on becoming runZero: What I learned rebranding a company - Part 2

runZero CEO and Co-Founder Chris Kirsch shares his learnings from his experience rebranding the company. This four-part series breaks down all the frameworks and lessons leveraged along the way.

September 7, 2022

The rundown on becoming runZero: What I learned rebranding a company - Part 1

runZero CEO and Co-Founder Chris Kirsch shares his learnings from his experience rebranding the company. This four-part series breaks down all the frameworks and lessons leveraged along the way.

June 17, 2022

Pride Opinion: Why diversity is a competitive advantage

In my last post, I talked about why LGBTQIA+ visibility matters. In this post, I thought I would share my thoughts on why diversity in the workplace matters. To me, DEI is about building an environment that reveres differences of thoughts and experiences and sees those …

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June 3, 2022

Pride Opinion: Why LGBTQIA+ visibility matters

Why LGBTQIA+ visibility matters # Every pride month, I see social media postings asking why there isn’t a straight month as well. I never assume these questions are asked maliciously, but come from a lack of understanding. Mainstream gay culture has come a long way …

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April 29, 2022

Your guide to IT asset discovery tools

You need to know what’s connected to your network to manage or secure it. Surprisingly, many system administrators still manually update spreadsheets to keep track of IP addresses, asset inventory, and lifecycle management. A much easier way to get an accurate picture of …

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