Roger O'Farril

Roger O’Farril

Instructor, Cloud Computing

Roger O’Farril, MISA

Roger O’Farril is an information technology professional with 20 years of experience in a wide variety of IT areas with a specific focus on Cloud and Information Security. Currently, Roger serves as an Information Security Manager in the financial sector, where he has worked since 2014. He is heavily involved with the cloud security aspects of the move of workloads to public cloud and leads a blue team responsible for incident response, forensics, security analytics, and other disciplines. His areas of expertise include cloud security, threat hunting, vulnerability management, digital forensics, and more.

Roger holds a B.S. in Telecommunications and Networking from Fort Hays State University, as well as a Masters in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University. In addition to these degrees, he had obtained the following certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, AWS Security Specialty, AWS Solutions Architect – Associate, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) , GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).

Roger started in higher education as an adjunct professor in 2018, fueled by his passion to help shape new professionals in the cybersecurity space. He also gives back to the community by giving public talks on different cyber and cloud security topics.