Parham Eftekhari

Parham Eftekhari

CyberRisk Alliance
EVP, Communities

Parham Eftekhari is one of the nation’s top experts in strategic growth and community development in the technology and cybersecurity sectors, with a successful history of launching and scaling organizations which sit at the intersection of critical infrastructure, government, and national security.  Parham currently serves as an Executive Vice President at CyberRisk Alliance – Community, setting the vision and strategy for CRA’s membership programs and CISO-centric content strategy.  Parham also serves as Founder & Chairman of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), a think tank dedicated to modernizing and securing the critical infrastructures that provide for people’s foundational needs.   As a sought-after industry expert, Parham has authored multiple publications, led numerous research initiatives, regularly engages with the media, and is a speaker at various events from closed door executive briefings to public forums including Congress, TED, ISW, IDV, RSA, IFA+, and C-SPAN. In 2017, Parham was recognized by (ISC)2 for his contributions to the field of cybersecurity with the Most Valuable Industry Partner – Government Information Security Leadership Award.