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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VMworld Hands on Lab – vCloud Hybrid Service

For the past couple of weeks, I have had the joy of working on the VMworld 2013 Hands on Lab with some amazing people. My Co-Captains on lab HBD-1302 are Eric Hammersley (@erichammersley) and Raj Jethnani (@rajtech). Our lab is focused on vCloud Hybrid Service and of course includes security. Although I have done other […]

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vExpert 2013

Yeah!!! I did it!!! I got accepted as a vExpert for 2013. I could not be happier. Truly!!! I feel so honored! When I think of where I was just five years ago and where I am today, I know that everything is meant to be. The people that have helped me, the people that […]

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