Chris Shenefiel

Title: Research Scientist
Institution: William & Mary
Node affiliation: Coastal Virginia
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Chris Shenefiel is a CCI Senior Cyber Law Researcher at William and Mary.  Previously, he worked for Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for selecting, funding and managing cybersecurity research programs at Cisco Systems.   He also served as a Data Scientist; uncovering security vulnerability trends and defining ways to improve Cisco’s offer security.  In his role as an Adjunct Lecturer he continues to teach a graduate and undergraduate course in Applied Cybersecurity for the William and Mary Computer Science Department and guest lecture in the Law School.

He has over 30 years of advanced technology experience in engineering, marketing, consulting and general business management with several of the world’s largest communications corporations including Motorola, Southwestern Bell, and AT&T Communications in capacities that include software design, user interface design, applied R&D, professional services, project management and product management.   He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Engineering Psychology and recently earned a Franklin Fellowship at William and Mary Law School.