No, this is not the second coming of much (and unduly) ridiculed Ross Perot running mate James Stockdale. But the often misunderstood quote seemed like a good title for the first post. So, to introduce myself, I'm John Morello and I'm a Senior Consultant with Microsoft. My specialties are public key crypto and general network and Windows security. I've helped numerous large enterprises and government agencies design and deploy PKIs and technologies that leverage them (think IPSec, smart cards, 802.1x). I'm part of Microsoft Consulting Service's East Region Practice and I've been at Microsoft for 5 years. I'm an LSU graduate and I live in Baton Rouge, LA. My goals with this blog are to provide our customers and partners with best practices, tips, and general thoughts on all things Windows security related, but particularly those things related to our PKI platform.