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New Whitepaper for Securing Microsoft NDES and Intune is Released

By ThePKIGuy | Apr 2, 2015

I am very pleased to announce that the whitepaper I have been working on for several months with Microsoft has been released. The Whitepaper is titled “Securing and Hardening Network Device Enrollment Service for Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager” and provides guidance not only for Microsoft NDES deployments, but also Microsoft Intune deployments…

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Windows Server ADCS PKI Book Status – March 2015

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 27, 2015

Yes, it’s a popular topic and comes up almost every day! Brian and I are still working on the follow up to the MS Press released Windows Server 2008 PKI book. The plan was initially to target Windows Server 2012 R2 as the new OS release, but as we can all plainly see, that is…

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Emerging Small Business Certification

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 23, 2015

I received notification recently that PKI Solutions Inc. is now a certified Oregon Tier-1 Emerging Small Business (Certificate #9320). This program is for Oregon small businesses seeking contracting opportunities for state, county and city government and special jurisdiction (e.g., hospitals and universities) contracting opportunities. More details are on the program website at

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Certificate of Excellence for Students

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 18, 2015

I am pleased to announce that our 5-day ADCS PKI In-Depth training now provides a certificate of excellence to all students that attend and pass the course. The certificate indicates the student is a PKI Solutions ADCS PKI Specialist on Windows Server 2012 R2. Perfect for framing or providing as proof of course completion towards…

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The Case for Tactical Two-Factor Authentication

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 8, 2015

Over the years, I’ve worked with customers as they were designing and deploying a PKI. A common step for every project was to review and assess business requirements for certificates. The goal was to determine what types of certificates would be needed in the environment. This in turns ultimately drives the design, security and operation…

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Speaking at the 2015 RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 3, 2015

I just got news that I have been invited to speak at the 2015 RSA Conference in San Francisco, California as a Peer 2 Peer facilitator. The topic of the session is “Cloud Based Security and Identities: Brilliance or Madness?”. Session P2P-W02D on April 22, 9:10am. The Peer 2 Peer format is an interactive discussion…

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Awarded the Microsoft Security MVP Accreditation

By ThePKIGuy | Jan 1, 2015

What a great way to start 2015, with the turn to the new year I arrived in the office to see that I had been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Security accreditation. I am extremely honored and glad to receive this award for my participation and contribution to the Microsoft technical community in…

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TechMentor Orlando 2014 Presentations Now Available

By ThePKIGuy | Dec 10, 2014

My three sessions from the recent TechMentor conference (part of 360! Live) in Orlando Florida are now available online. They are in my presentation archive here: The session topics were: Top 20 PKI Deployment Mistakes Securing Cloud Servers and Services with PKI Certificates Managing and Deploying BYOD Identity Solutions with a Microsoft PKI

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Microsoft TechEd Europe – Top 10 PKI Deployment Mistakes

By ThePKIGuy | Oct 28, 2014

Today I had the pleasure of speaking at the Microsoft TechEd Europe 2014 conference in Barcelona Spain. It was an event I have been looking forward to and judging from the pre-registrations to my sessions, it was going to be a good audience. Indeed it was – over 500 registrations for the sessions and the…

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