About Chris Farris
Chris Farris has been in the IT field since 1994 primarily focused on Linux, networking, and security. For the last 8 years, he has focused on public-cloud and public-cloud security. He has built and evolved multiple cloud security programs for major media companies, focusing on enabling the broader security team’s objectives of secure design, incident response and vulnerability management. He has developed cloud security standards and baselines to provide risk-based guidance to development and operations teams. As a practitioner, he’s architected and implemented multiple serverless and traditional cloud applications focused on deployment, security, operations, and financial modeling.
Chris now does cloud security research for Turbot and evangelizes for the open source tool Steampipe. He is one of the organizers of the fwd:cloudsec conference (https://fwdcloudsec.org) and has given multiple presentations at AWS conferences and BSides events.
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 his website https://www.chrisfarris.com
Other community activities:
- Organizer of fwd:cloudsec - 2021, 2022
- Presenter at conferences
- Build Team Lead: Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition - 2021,2022
- Community Instructor: SANS Institute - 2019
- SEC545 – Cloud Security Architecture & Operations (5-day course)
- Co-founder & Board Member: Atlanta Linux Showcase - 1997 – 2001