About Me

About Chris Farris

Chris Farris is currently the Director of Cloud Security for Discovery Communications. He’s spent the last few years focused on wrangling a diverse set of developers and operations teams across the globe. Automation is the only thing keeping him sane at this point. Chris started working in the IT Industry just as the Web was starting and Linux was gaining a cult following. Since then he’s worked IT roles at security & medical startups, major internet service providers and most recently the media & entertainment industry. Chris is a CISSP, has his GCIH and numerous AWS certifications including the AWS Security Specialty and Solution Architect Professional. His work on building and measuring cloud security standards won Turner Broadcasting (now part of WarnerMedia) a CSO50 award.

When not building things with AWS’s building blocks, he enjoys building Legos with his kid and figuring out what interesting part of the globe to travel to next. He opines on security and technology on Twitter and at his website https://www.chrisfarris.com