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#036 – Jorge Orchilles: Offense Informs Defense

Jorge Orchilles, author of Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator’s Reference, holds a Masters of Science in Management Information Systems from Florida International University, leads a security team in a large financial institution, and serves on the board of the Information Systems Security Association South Florida Chapter.

Jorge has been involved in the Information Technology field since 2001. Realizing his passion for IT, he founded The Business Strategy Partners – IT Consultants branch in 2002 and eventually went on to Terremark (now Verizon) as a system administrator. He developed a interest in Information Security and was eventually promoted to a Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst position. After a year of defending critical infrastructure for federal and commercial customers, he moved to an offensive analyst position with a large financial institution where he now manages the Advanced Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessments team.

In this episode we discuss his early IT system admin roots, the transition from consultant to enterprise security manager, his mentors, what he looks for in a security professional, giving back to the community, teaching for SANS, and so much more.

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