30Mar, 2010

Windows 7 is safer as a standard user

This should be common sense and not require a whole research paper but Beyond Trust released a study stating that Windows 7 is safer when using it as a standard user. I highlighted this fact in my book but would like to share the results of the study as well: Microsoft and their partners regularly […]

30Mar, 2010

South Florida OWASP Meeting 3/31/2010

I am looking forward to the South Florida OWASP meeting and hanging out with the local InfoSec people tomorrow Wednesday March 31, 2010 at 6pm at Nova Southeastern University Carl DeSantis Building Room 1124. The presentation is titled: Adon’t be an Adobe victim: An overview of how recent Adobe-related flaws affect your web application by […]

20Mar, 2010


Jorge Orchilles is now podcasting! I am co-hosting the SMB Minute podcast with Tim Krabec and Aaron. The SMB Minute podcast is aimed at the Small and Medium Business market. Whether you are the designated IT guy/gal or own your own business, this podcast will give you an insight of what is going on in […]

18Mar, 2010

Emerging Threats to Infrastructure

I recently presented my talk on Emerging Threats to Infrastructure to the Jacksonville ISACA chapter and targeted it for auditors. Thanks to all that made that possible and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida for hosting the event (loved the campus). It is the first time I present this topic and will be modifying it […]

14Jan, 2010

South Florida Information Security

South Florida has a great Information Security community with different organizations targeting different aspects of the field. 2010 promises many good InfoSec events, conferences, and meetings in the area.Here is my list of South Florida Information Security events with the name, date, and topic: South Florida ISACA 3rd Annual WOW! Event – January 15, 2010 […]

04Jan, 2010

Windows 7 Book Announcement and “God Mode”

I have been slacking on the blog posts recently due to a few projects I am/was working on. First I would like to announce that I am finishing a Windows 7 book titled: Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator’s Reference. My publisher is Syngress and the book is expected to be available March 2010. Second, I have […]

03Nov, 2009

July 4th DDOS Revisited

Remember the July US and South Korea DDOS Attacks I reported on back in July? According to South Korea the attacks were launched from a Chinese IP leased to North Korea’s Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. MSNBC reports North Korea source of DDOS and The Sydney Morning Heraldreport of South Korea Spy Chief blames North […]

06Oct, 2009

Time to change your password

The BBC has released these three articles in the last two days suggesting that over 20,000 Microsoft web-based email accounts have been hacked. This includes Hotmail and Live email accounts. The third article suggests that GMail is being targeted as well: Phishing attacks target Hotmail users Google targeted in e-mail scam Scam hits more email […]