Schedule for the next three months…

Hello Folks,

I hope you all are doing fine, I’m pretty busy with many projects these days, but want to give you a quick update about my engagements for the next three months.


Presentation: Private Cloud Security
Location: National Information Security Group - Dallas Chapter
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Presentations at TechED North America 2012:

AAP306: Private Cloud Security Architecture: A Solution for Private Cloud Security
Speaker(s): Tom Shinder, Yuri Diogenes
Tuesday, June 12 at 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Architecture & Practices | Breakout Session | 300 - Advanced

Cloud computing introduces new opportunities and new challenges. One of those challenges is how security is approached in the private cloud. While private cloud can share a lot of security issues with traditional datacenters, there are a number of key issues that set private cloud security apart from how security is done in the traditional datacenter. In this session, Dr. Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes discusses these issues and wrap them in to a comprehensive discussion on private cloud security architecture. By taking an architectural approach to private cloud security, you will be able to understand the critical concepts, principles and patterns that drive a successful security implementation of private cloud.
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WSV320: Understanding and Deploying Hosted Private Cloud: Concepts and Implementation
Speaker(s): Joshua Adams, Tom Shinder, Yuri Diogenes
Wednesday, June 13 at 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Windows Server | Breakout Session | 300 – Advanced

The Hosted Private Cloud is a new deployment model that enables an exceptional level of mobility and availability for your private cloud deployments. However, to get the most out of a Hosted Private Cloud solution, you need to understand the core concepts that drive a successful Hosted Private Cloud deployment and then understand what you need to do to implement the solution. In this talk, Dr. Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes discuss key Hosted Private Cloud Concepts and then demonstrate critical steps in implementing a hosted Private cloud. Demos show you how to evaluate the Hosted Private Cloud environment and how to configure and validate your Hosted Private Cloud configuration.
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Presentations at COMTEC (Fortaleza, Brazil)
More information (in Portuguese) here.


What else is going on?

Well, besides having to prepare all those presentations, I’m busy updating our Private Cloud documentation and getting things ready for our next milestone (RC). Our From End to Edge and Beyond book is moving pretty smoothly this month we should finish chapter 4. This week I passed the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification and I truly recommend you to take this one, probably it was the second most difficult exam that I’ve taken (first one was CISSP) but the overall experience of studying and taking the exam were great .  Last couple of days I also attended the TakeDownCon here in Dallas and again it was a great conference, thumbs up!

Last but not least, we recorded Episode 19 of From End to Edge and Beyond with Richard Hicks talking about Direct Access on Windows 8, this episode should be live either Friday (5/11) or Monday (5/14), meanwhile visit all other episodes at