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Brian Keith Winstead

Brian is a writer and editor who has covered the computer technology space for many years. Formerly, he was a senior associate editor for Windows IT Pro, specializing in Exchange Server, messaging, mobility, unified communications, and cloud computing.
Security & Compliance
11 November, 2014

Backoff Malware: "Unsophisticated" But Effective

Look, I’m not trying to scare you, although I don’t think it’s a bad idea to be a little scared about the current threat level from data breaches. The Backoff malware that’s suspected to be...
Security & Compliance
21 October, 2014

Cost of Cybercrime Rising While IT Security Spending is Down

Are we all getting a little weary of stories about major data breaches at giant retailers or health care providers? A new survey released at the end of September sheds some interesting light on the...
Security & Compliance
4 August, 2014

Data Breaches Come in All Shapes and Sizes

We’re most likely to hear about the largest data breaches, the ones that affect big companies and lots of consumers, or the ones that involve nefarious hacking exploits to invade IT systems and...
IT Operations
29 July, 2014

Top 5 Tips for a New Network Administrator

Imagine you’re in the position to take over a new job as a network administrator. Finally, you get to be the boss! Sounds good, right? But what if you’re taking over a network that you know...
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