Chris Givens

Information & Communications Technology

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San Diego, California, United States

Chris Givens

Security and Privacy is easy.

Chris Givens (@givenscj), currently a resident in San Diego, CA, is an entrepreneur, architect, developer, trainer, author, speaker and Microsoft MVP that has worked in technology for over 21 years. He is currently a Sr. Cloud Security Architect for Solliance.net (@solliancenet) and maintains his CISSP, CCNP and various Microsoft cloud certifications. Chris is co-founder and vice-president of the San Diego SharePoint Users Group (@SanSpug) and is seen frequently at Microsoft conferences and SharePoint User Groups around the world including most recently Bejing, China and Havana, Cuba.

Chris currently spends his time working on security related projects with Office 365 and Azure, as well as teaching Microsoft focused CISSP courses for government and large corporations. His corporate experience includes IBM, Avanade, eBay/PayPal, General Atomics, Granite Construction and various well-funded startups in the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time, he loves to use his security focused computer science degree to thwart state-actor based attacks!

Email: chris@solliance.net
Blog: blogs.architectingconnectedsystems.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/givenscj
Office Server MVP

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Deep Dive into Azure Defender


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Deep Dive into Microsoft Defender

Deep Dive into Microsoft Defender


Migrating to Azure Sentinel

Migrating to Azure Sentinel

Migrating to Azure Sentinel