George Gerchow brings over 20 years of information technology and systems management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines. His background includes the security, compliance, and cloud computing disciplines. Gerchow has years of practical experience in building agile security, compliance and purple teams in rapid development organizations. These insights make him a highly regarded speaker on topics including DevSecOps, cloud secure architecture design, virtualization, compliance, configuration management, and operational security and compliance. He has been on the bleeding edge of public cloud security and privacy since being a co-founder of the VMware Center for Policy & Compliance and he is also an active Board Member for several technology start-ups and the co-author of the Center for Internet Security - Quick Start Cloud Infrastructure Benchmark v1.0.0 and the MISTI Fundamentals in Cloud Security. George is a faculty member for IANS - Institute of Applied Network Security- and Cloud Academy.