Chris Farris has been in IT since the 90s, primarily focused on Linux, networking, and security. For the past eight years, he has been deeply involved in public-cloud and public-cloud security in media and entertainment, leveraging his expertise to build and evolve cloud security programs at Turner Broadcasting, WarnerMedia, Discovery Communications, and PlayOn! Sports.

His current focus is on educating and empowering builders to understand core cloud security concepts, and to enable small and medium sized organizations to better secure and govern their cloud estate. 

He is one of the organizers of the fwd:cloudsec conference, an AWS Security Hero, and presented at various AWS conferences and BSides events. Chris shares his insights on security and technology on social media platforms like Twitter, Mastodon and his blog