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VMworld 2014 Call for Papers – Vote for #1310

Yes… Yes… I admit that this is a shameless plug and if you know me, you know that doing anything like this is like pulling teeth for me. I really don’t like it but I understand that it needs to be done and I need to take any opportunity I can get. The VMworld 2014 […]

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VMware Hardened Virtual Appliance Operations Guide

VMware recently released the Hardened Virtual Appliance Operations Guide. This whitepaper was written to assist with the additional components that an administrator may choose to implement on the hardened virtual appliances. You see VMware created a hardened virtual appliance “by embedding the technical requirements of the STIG in the design”. What the heck am I […]

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November’s Important VMware Security Links

Needless to say, my life has been crazy since joining VMware. My ability to update this site has been falling behind as I work on some amazing projects. I even took over the VMware Public Sector Blog.What I noticed today when I updated the Public Sector site because of a tweet I sent out, was […]

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PCI DSS and VMware

As much as I try to keep Security and Compliance separate because as you know, security and compliance are two totally different things, there are exceptions. You also know, compliance can sometimes help with regard to security. The number one standard where this is true is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards or also known […]

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Security vs. Compliance

As a security evangelist, I talk security… but let me be clearer, I don’t talk compliance. Ok, so maybe I talk about compliance as well but one thing that I always stress is that security and compliance are not the same thing. Not even close. Compliance is a check box mentality. Well, to be specific… […]

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Why did they hack that site?… LivingSocial

According to LivingSocial, they were hacked a couple of weeks ago. Let me repeat that a site that sells deals to consumers… all kinds of deals from different merchants to different types of customers was hacked. You can shop for clothes, vacations, hair cuts, activities, just about anything. And they were hacked! I sent out […]

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VMworld 2013 – Voting and HoL

This will be my first year at VMworld as a VMworld employee. I am excited about the experience and wondering if it will feel any different. Technically I will be at VMworld because of the Hands on Labs. I through my hat into the ring because that’s just what I do. Right now it looks […]

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