Christopher P. (Chris) Mitchell

Christopher P. (Chris) Mitchell
Deputy Director, Chief Information Security Officer, Cyber Security, City of Houston

Last Updated: 10/17/2017

Executive Summary

Mitchell is the Chief Information Security Officer for the city of Houston, the biggest city in the state of Texas. Working out of the Houston Information Technology Services (HITS) department, he is responsible for carrying out the CIO’s responsibility for information security and the CISO responsibilities described in

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Mitchell is pursuing his Doctor of Science degree in cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University.
  • He holds the following certifications:
    - Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
    - GIAC Security Essen

Current Focus

  • Department Snapshot: The Houston Information Technology Services (HITS) department provides enterprise IT services for the city of Houston. These services include voice and network, cyber-security, email and communicati

Biographical Highlights

  • Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in technical management both from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
  • Held positions, AEGIS, US Navy, US Department of Defense (1990-2000)

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