Shawn Wells

Chief Security Strategist, Public Sector, Red Hat

Shawn Wells is the Chief Security Strategist for Red Hat’s Public Sector organization, where he works on improving the process of adopting, contributing to and managing open source security technologies within the US Government. Prior to this role Wells was the Technical Director for US Intelligence Programs, where he oversaw Red Hat’s technical partnerships with agencies such as the NSA, CIA and NRO. In the OpenStack realm, Wells co-authored the OpenStack Security Guide published through the OpenStack Foundation. This book covered lessons learned from deployments across industry and the US Government, such as MACHINESHOP at the NSA. Additionally, he worked as the Solution Architect for OpenStack implementations at the NRO, Lockheed Martin and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.