Kristi Horton is the lead intelligence officer of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). The FS-ISAC is a non-profit corporation formed in 1999 and is funded by its 6,500 member organizations. The FS-ISAC's mission is to help assure the resilience and continuity of the global financial services infrastructure and individual firms against acts that could significantly impact the sector's ability to provide services critical to the orderly function of the global economy. The FS-ISAC shares threat and vulnerability information, conducts coordinated contingency planning exercises, manages rapid response communications for both cyber and physical events, conducts education and training programs, and fosters collaborations with other key sectors and governments. FS-ISAC is also one of the creators of Soltra Edge, the free threat sharing platform for critical sector entities.
Prior to joining the FS-ISAC in March 2015, Kristi led the cyber threat intelligence program at Capitol One from 2013-2015, served as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University's Digital Forensics Masters Program in 2013, served as the lead information security analyst at Science Applications International Corporation in 2009-13, served as a forensic computer analysis at Paradigm Solutions in 2007-09, and served in the high technology investigation unit of the US Department of Justice in 2004-07. Kristi has a M.S. in Accounting and Information Systems and a B.S. in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.