Russell Smith
IT consultant and author specializing in management and security technologies. Russell has more than 15 years of experience in IT, he has written a book on Windows security, and he coauthored a text for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series.
Cyber Security & Compliance
25 December, 2018

Sensitive Data Discovery Tools You’ll Want to Check Out

Data breaches are being reported in the news on an almost daily basis. And with new compliance regulations, like GDPR, being introduced on a regular basis, discovering and classifying data is...
IT Audit & Management
6 November, 2018

Using PowerShell to Create ZIP Archives and Unzip Files

Sometimes it can be useful to programmatically create zip archives or extract files from existing archives. Windows PowerShell 5.0 added two cmdlets for doing just that. The Compress-Archive cmdlet...
IT Audit & Management
16 October, 2018

How to Create, Change and Test Passwords Using PowerShell

Automation is the key to streamlining Active Directory management tasks. In this article, I’ll show you how to create, change and test user passwords with PowerShell scripts. Installing the AD...
Cyber Security & Compliance
22 May, 2018

Microsoft File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) Explained

Understanding what data you have and where it is located is a critical step in complying with industry and government regulations, like the European Union’s GDPR directive. Microsoft introduced...
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