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Chris Gervais

As Threat Stack's head of Engineering, Chris is passionate about building, not only a rock solid, high-performance product, but also a team of elite engineers, industry best processes, and a culture that attracts the best talent. Prior to Threat Stack, Chris held senior positions at lifeIMAGE, Enservio, Partners Healthcare, Inc., Inflexxion, Inc., and VIS Corporation, where he was responsible for engineering, technical operations, and technology strategy for cloud platforms.

Recent Posts

How to Prepare Your Company Culture for Its First Security Hire

by Chris Gervais , posted in Cloud Security, Cloud Security Awareness and Training, Cloud Security Culture

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We often think of security as a technology problem. But at its core, security is and always has been a people problem. You can have the fanciest security tools up and running, but if your organization is full of happy clickers, you still have a problem on your hands.

For this reason, the more that security is a part of your company culture, the better off you will be when it comes to standing up to today’s threats.

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Mar 17, 2017 1:50:49 PM

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5 Tips to Streamline Your Security Team

by Chris Gervais , posted in Cloud Security, SecOps, Cyber Security, Optimizing Security Operations, Optimizing Security Teams

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If you’ve ever hired security pros, then you know the current talent shortage is no joke. A recent Computerworld survey found that compensation for security specialists is growing faster than for any other role in IT (up 6.4% year-over-year in average total compensation), and the competition for talent is fierce. Finding the right talent can be a lengthy process, leaving your security hopes and dreams in limbo.

So, what’s an organization to do? Many companies are working hard to streamline security operations and answer the talent shortage with changing tactics to match the changing role of security. Organizations need to maximize the value of their security hires now more than ever. Below, we’ll cover five tips that can help you get the most out of your security team’s time and talents.

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Mar 3, 2017 1:45:52 PM

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Ending Alert Fatigue: Threat Stack and VictorOps On Modern-Day Security and Incident Management

by Chris Gervais , posted in Cloud Security, Webinar, Alert Fatigue, Security Alert Management, Security and Incident Management

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Alert fatigue is a very real issue that security, ops, and dev teams are dealing with today. But how do you know if alerts are burning you out? And how can others on your team recognize it? More often than not, alert fatigue flies under the radar until it’s too late — critical issues start to pass by unnoticed and our adversaries get the upper hand.

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Jul 28, 2016 10:55:00 AM

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Jul 15, 2016 9:48:01 AM

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Know Your Cloud to Defend Your Cloud, Part 1: Knowing

by Chris Gervais , posted in Cloud Security, Cloud Knowledge, Cloud Defense

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I recently had the opportunity to participate in a webinar with Scott Ward from Amazon Web Services and Arup Chakrabarti from PagerDuty, and much of our conversation centered on the objective that just about everyone is struggling with: going fast, securely.

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Jun 30, 2016 7:19:27 PM

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Scaling Quickly & Securely: Achieving Security & Compliance in AWS

by Chris Gervais , posted in Cloud Security, Webinar, Compliance, AWS, High-Velocity Cloud Security

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On Tuesday, June 21, I teamed up with Scott Ward, Solutions Architect at AWS, and Arup Chakrabarti, Director of Engineering at PagerDuty, to deliver a webinar about scaling quickly and securely in AWS. The discussion was lively enough to keep beach-and-BBQ dreams at bay for an hour or so on a humid Wednesday in Boston.

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Jun 22, 2016 2:16:57 PM

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Mar 16, 2016 9:08:43 AM

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