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David Strom

Security Evangelist

David is an award-winning writer, speaker, editor, video blogger, and online communications professional who also advises numerous startup and well-established technology ventures. He began his career as an in-house IT analyst and has founded numerous technology print and online publications, such as editor-in-chief of Network Computing magazine and as part of the launch team of PC Week's Connectivity section. David has written two books and spoken around the world at various conferences and been on national radio and television talking about network technologies. He continues to build websites and publish articles on a wide variety of technology topics geared towards networking, security, channel, PC enthusiasts, OEMs, and consumers. In addition to these activities, he consults to vendors and evaluates emerging technologies, products, strategies, and trends to help position and improve their technology products.

Written By David Strom

How to Increase Transparency and Rebuild Trust After a Data Breach

In the wake of a data breach, organizations should strive to be as transparent and responsive as possible to rebuild customer trust.

Money Talks: Speaking the Language of Money to Boost Security Awareness Among CEOs

CEOs often lack security awareness because IT professionals fail to communicate risks in the context of the organization's bottom line.

Across the Great Divide: Measuring Security Awareness Among US and UK Users

A survey revealed that while security awareness differs among users in the U.S. and U.K. in a variety of areas, both populations have a long way to go.

Estonia to Build Off-Site Data Center in Luxembourg

Pending negotiations with Luxembourg, Estonia will become the first nation to build an off-site data center in another country.

The Limits of Linguistic Analysis for Security Attribution

Linguistic analysis can provide clues to help security analysts trace the source of a cyberattack, but the method is inconclusive on its own.

A Primer on Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

XSS is a prevalent web-based exploit in which threat actors inject malicious code into webpages to compromise data or facilitate phishing scams.

More Mobile Apps Means More Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Mobile devices that contain unsanctioned apps are particularly vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, especially when connected to unsecured Wi-Fi.

Don’t Wait for the Next WannaCry — Update Your SMB Protocol Before It’s Too Late

To defend your infrastructure against future exploits, it's critical to disable the insecure original version of the SMB protocol.

The New NIST Digital Identity Guidelines and What They Mean to You

With the most recent draft of its Digital Identity Guidelines, NIST revised many of its federal recommendations regarding passwords and access management.

The Hidden Privacy Issues With Windows 10: The Injection of Ads and How to Improve Your Online Privacy

While its latest editions both feature security enhancements, Windows 10 users should still follow these best practices.