Jorge developed a large interest in Information Security and was promoted to a Security Operations Center Analyst position in 2009. After a year of defending critical infrastructure for federal and commercial customers, he moved to an offensive analyst position with a large, global financial institution in 2010. Since then, Jorge has performed hundreds of application and infrastructure vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. His leadership gained him various promotions and opportunities to lead various teams within the offensive information security team of over 140 ethical hackers including the Advanced Penetration Team (Red Team), the Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure program, and the Cloud Security program.
Jorge is a contributing author to A Framework for the Regulatory use of Penetration Testing in the Financial Services Industry published by the Global Financial Markets Association. He is also the author of Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference published by Syngress in 2010.
Jorge contributes to the information security community by serving on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) since 2010, including 3 years as Chapter President. Jorge also served as an Advisory Board member for Intralinks (acquired by Synchronoss for $821 Million) as the Information Security Adviser. Jorge is a SANS Certified Instructor teaching various SANS courses since 2010.
Jorge has a post-graduate degree in Advanced Computer Security from Stanford University, Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Florida International University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Florida International University.
Jorge holds various certifications from SANS GIAC, ISC(2), ISACA, EC-Council, Cisco, Microsoft, and CompTIA:
- GIAC Exploit Researcher & Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
- GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
- GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
- EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
- Core Impact Certified Professional (CICP)
- CompTIA Security+ 2008 Edition
- Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
- Cisco Security Solutions and Design Specialist (CSSDS)
- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
- 70-620 ? Microsoft Windows Vista: Configuring
- Microsoft Certified Professional
- 70-282 ? Designing, Deploying, and Managing Network Solutions
- 70-284 ? Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
- 70-228 ? Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL 2000
Jorge speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese in decreasing order of fluency. He also loves to watch and play soccer.