Steve Riley

Technical Director

Riverbed Technology

Steve Riley is Technical Leader in the Office of the CTO at Riverbed Technology. He specializes in enterprise cloud computing architecture and information security. Steve has spoken at hundreds of events around the world, concentrating on performance and security, both on-premise and in cloud. 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. Before Steve joined Riverbed, he was the cloud security strategist at Amazon Web Services and a security consultant and advisor at Microsoft. Steve is a global moderator of Kubuntu Forums, a support community for Ubuntu's KDE-based distribution. Besides lurking in the Internet's dark alleys and secret passages, he enjoys freely sharing his opinions about the intersection of technology and culture. Contact him at; check out his occasional writings at