29Oct, 2010

Hacker Halted 2010 Presentations

Hacker Halted 2010 presentations are up. If you were able to attend you know there were a few good talks. The event went way better than last years and EC-Council is making Miami, FL their home town for this conference. Check out the presentations here. Till next time,Jorge Orchilles

27Oct, 2010

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (Release Candidate)

Microsoft announced today the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to the public. For those unaware of how these software rollouts “work,” the RC release generally signals that a final build is almost ready. The only new features added to the SP1 are the Windows Server […]

27Sep, 2010

VMware vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide

VMware has released a technical white paper titled: VMware vCloud Directory Security Hardening Guide which may be downloaded here. If you are looking into this technology definitely look into this: “The VMware® vCloud™ Director Security Hardening Guide helps users who are embarking into the journey of cloud computing understand key security elements and technologies found […]

26Sep, 2010

Running ESXi 4.1 on VMware Workstation 7.0 and above

VMware is ditching ESX for ESXi which is smaller and, best of all, free. I have been running ESX 4.0 as a virtual machine in Windows using VMware Workstation for some time now but was never able to get ESXi to run as a virtual machine. One of the students in the SANS Security 577: […]

23Aug, 2010

I’m Back!

After a long break from blogging mostly due to the fact that I finally published Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator’s Reference, finished a Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems, and was hired by a Fortune 20 financial institution to perform vulnerability assessment/ethical hacking/penetration testing, I am officially back to blogging! Many things coming soon: SANS […]

13Apr, 2010

South Florida ISSA April 15th Meeting

The South Florida ISSA April 2010 meeting will be held on April 15, 2010 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at Nova Southeastern University – Carl DeSantis Bldg – Room TBA. As always, two great talks lined up. Daniel Molina from Kaspersky will talk on the cyber-threats that matter to your business followed by Kevin Noble’s Tool […]

08Apr, 2010

South Florida HIMSS Event 4/8/10

I will be speaking tomorrow, April 8th, 2010 at the South Florida HIMSS event on Emerging Threats to Infrastructure followed by a panel discussion. Here is the info: Join us for our next SFLHIMSS meeting on Apr. 8, 2010 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at VITAS and hear what the industry experts have to […]

30Mar, 2010

Out of band Microsoft patch for Internet Explorer

Microsoft released a cumulative security update which resolves nine privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. So patch now! The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on […]