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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EMC Elect 2014

Yes! It happened again and I couldn’t be happier. I was given the honor to be a part of the EMC Elect 2014 team. This makes two years… #PewPew. I am thankful for everyone in the EMC Elect team that helped with the process and felt that I should continue to be an EMC Elect […]

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Passwords… 123456… What’s The Big Deal?

I was recently flying to California and sat next to a woman on the flight who worked for a biometrics company. The discussion of biometrics for use in authentication has always been interesting topic in my world and certainly in my Federal realm. Dealing with biometrics when it comes to war times is a difficult […]

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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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VMworld 2013 Hands-on Labs

As I start packing for my first VMworld as a VMware employee, I get excited thinking about all the new and old friends that I will get to see. As much as I love the conference, I am incredibly joyed at the prospect of seeing my former EMC vSpecialist team members as well as the […]

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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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