AWS Security Profile: Sarah Currey, Delivery Practice Manager

In the weeks leading up to AWS re:invent 2022, I’ll share conversations I’ve had with some of the humans who work in AWS Security who will be presenting at the conference, and get a sneak peek at their work and sessions. In this profile, I interviewed Sarah Currey, Delivery Practice Manager in World Wide Professional Services (ProServe).

How long have you been at AWS and what do you do in your current role?

I’ve been at AWS since 2019, and I’m a Security Practice Manager who leads a Security Transformation practice dedicated to helping customers build on AWS. I’m responsible for leading enterprise customers through a variety of transformative projects that involve adopting AWS services to help achieve and accelerate secure business outcomes.

In this capacity, I lead a team of awesome security builders, work directly with the security leadership of our customers, and—one of my favorite aspects of the job—collaborate with internal security teams to create enterprise security solutions.

How did you get started in security?

I come from a non-traditional background, but I’ve always had an affinity for security and technology. I started off learning HTML back in 2006 for my Myspace page (blast from the past, I know) and in college, I learned about offensive security by dabbling in penetration testing. I took an Information Systems class my senior year, but otherwise I wasn’t exposed to security as a career option. I’m from Nashville, TN, so the majority of people I knew were in the music or

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