Steve Riley

Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Riverbed Technology

Steve Riley is Deputy CTO at Riverbed Technology. His specialties include the performance and security

aspects of enterprise and cloud computing. Steve has a long career of public speaking, having

participated in hundreds of events around the world. He is co-author of Protect Your Windows Network,

contributed a chapter to Auditing Cloud Computing, has published numerous articles, and conducted

technical reviews of several data networking and telecommunications books. At Riverbed, Steve

concentrates on high-performance architectures that span multiple clouds, public and private; advises

field teams and customers about secure deployments; and participates in the company’s progression

toward software-defined data centers and the virtualization of everything. Before Steve joined Riverbed,

he was the cloud security evangelist at Amazon Web Services and a security consultant and advisor at

Microsoft where he developed patterns and practices for secure deployments and operations. Steve is a

member of the Kubuntu Team (which maintains Ubuntu’s KDE-flavored distribution) and is a global

moderator of its community forum. Besides lurking in the Internet's dark alleys and secret passages, he

enjoys freely sharing his opinions about the intersection of technology and culture.