I am a computer scientist, consultant, programmer, sysadmin and overall geek. I work at CFEngine AS as Senior Security Advisor. My role is to advocate the power and usefulness of CFEngine, particularly in the security space, and also to help the CFEngine user community through multiple projects, both internal and external. I am very interested in topics related to computer security, virtualization, configuration management and system automation.
I have more than 20 years of experience in system administration, security and computer science, and I have worked on both the theoretical and practical sides of computing. During college I founded the first computer security team at UNAM (Mexico's national university), which would grow to become a much larger organization, before moving to the U.S. to pursue my Ph.D. at Purdue University under the direction of Gene Spafford. Upon finishing my studies, my wife and I decided to go to Switzerland, where I worked as a researcher in computer security at the IBM Zurich Research Lab. After eight years there, we moved back to Mexico in late 2009, where I worked for HP Enterprise Services as a security consultant. I live in Querétaro with my awesome wife and our two beautiful daughters.
I am delighted to announce that, after many months of work, the Third
Release of Learning CFEngine 3 has been
released! You can get it
directly from O’Reilly
(affiliate link) or from any other of the usual places. If you
previously purchased the ebook version, you should see the update
already in your “Your products” page… read more
Webcast: CFEngine 3: Empowering the Next-generation Sysadmin June 05, 2012
The days of maintaining systems by hand or as part of a large IT organization are clearly over. Today's infrastructure is dynamic, personalized and malleable. Users expect changes to take effect immediately, and to be able to effect much of those ...