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PKI In-Depth Training In New York City & San Francisco

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 18, 2014

I am now fielding interest for the 4-day PKI In-Depth Training course to be held in New York City and for San Francisco. Both are half-way to minimum course size. Dates will be established based on attendee availability. I will also be covering the new NDES Policy Module feature in 2012 R2 and the topics…

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Nearing Release – White Paper on Securing and Hardening NDES for BYOD Solutions

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 16, 2014

I am working on wrapping up a Microsoft sponsored White Paper entitled – Securing and Hardening Network Device Enrollment Service with Server 2012 R2. The paper is focusing on the new NDES Policy Module and methods to secure and protect the perimeter service. It integrates with Microsoft SCCM an Intune to provide a holistic BYOD…

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TechMentor Conference Discount Offer

By ThePKIGuy | Aug 5, 2014

I’ll be speaking at TechMentor, part of  Live! 360, November 17 – 21 in Orlando, FL.  Live! 360 brings together five conferences, and the brightest minds in IT and Dev, to explore leading edge technologies and conquer current ones. More info:   I’ll be presenting the following sessions: Managing and Deploying BYOD Identity Solutions…

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Free Webcast – Upgrading and Improving the Trust of Microsoft Windows Certificate Authorities

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 18, 2014

Check out the following free webcasts on Upgrading and Improving PKI security in your environment. A special focus will be on Windows Server 2003 CAs that are soon to be completely out of support when Microsoft ends Extended Support options. But the topics are applicable to Windows Server 2008 CAs as well. As part of these webcasts,…

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ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter Luncheon – June 12th, 2014

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 12, 2014

My thanks to the excellent group of attendees at today’s ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter luncheon presentation on Managing and Assessing Risks in a PKI. It was a great turnout and they had some excellent questions. Today’s session is available on the ISACA website for download at:

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New Speaking Engagement Announcements

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 10, 2014

I am pleased to announce several upcoming speaking engagements:   June 12, Willamette Valley ISACA – Managing and Assessing Risks with PKI Sept 22-23, ICT4All/Arab PKI Forum: Hammamet,Tunisia ) Oct 13-16, Thales e-Security EMEA Partner Conference: Marrakech, Morroco Nov 17-20, TechMentor Conference Orlando, Florida TMT10 – Top 20 Mistakes in Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Deployments…

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Securing Public Key Infrastructure Whitepaper is Released!

By ThePKIGuy | Jun 10, 2014

Here’s a great new PKI whitepaper from Microsoft I contributed to prior to my departure. It hasn’t been widely publicized or distributed yet, but you can get it direct from Microsoft. Entitled “Securing Public Key Infrastructure” it is the most up to date set of best practices from Microsoft in years!   Topics include: Planning…

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Cloud Security Alliance Conference Call for Papers

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 14, 2014

Just got notified via the Linked Cloud Security Alliance group that the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Congress 2014 is now accepting papers for the November conference. So I have submitted my proposal entitled “Securing Cloud Servers and Services with PKI Certificates”. The deadline for submissions is May 16, and notification goes out by May 30th.

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Productive Day – Papers for IT/Dev Connections 2014

By ThePKIGuy | Mar 13, 2014

Yes indeed, today has been a productive day. Another set of papers have been submitted to the Windows IT Pro sponsored IT/Dev Connections 2014. The good thing is that the call  just opened, so I have a little time to come up with some new topics. What interests you guys the most? I’m thinking more Cloud…

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