David Strom

Freelance editor and professional speaker

United States

David Strom is one of the leading experts on network and Internet technologies and has written and spoken extensively on topics such as VOIP, convergence, email, cloud computing, network management, Internet applications, wireless and Web services for more than 30 years.

He has created numerous print and web publications, built several hands-on IT test labs that mimic actual enterprise situations, curated various email newsletters, blogged extensively about a wide variety of IT business topics, spoken at numerous IT business conferences, and written thousands of magazine articles and published two books on computer networking. He is also the creator of an innovative series of video screencast product reviews of enterprise IT products that can be found on Webinformant.tv and syndicated to various other Web sites.

He has held several editorial management positions for both print and online properties in the enthusiast, gaming, IT, network, channel, and electronics industries, including the editor-in-chief of Network Computing print, Digital Landing.com, and Tom's Hardware.com.

Thales SafeNet
Adaptive access and step-up authentication with Thales SafeNet Trusted Access

SafeNet Trusted Access from Thales is an access management and authentication service. By helping to prevent data breaches and comply with regulations, it allows organizations to migrate to the cloud simply and securely. MobilePass+ is available on iPhones and Android smartphones and Windows desktops. Pricing: Starts at $3.50/user/month for all tokens and services.

Network World
Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that's end-to-end. The gateways usually rely on plug-ins to Outlook and browsers so you can continue using your existing email clients. The end-to-end product requires new clients for all encrypted message traffic.

Capturing the Essence of Mr. Lincoln With Theatrics

EQUAL parts Vegas glitz and geeky gadgets have turned the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum into one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Midwest. Drawing on theatrical lighting, digital video production and computing technology, the museum uses showmanship and tricks to bring the scholarship of Lincoln's life and the Civil War era into context.

Quick Base
There are Better Ways to Manage Data than Google Docs

Google Docs is a favorite way to build applications for lightweight data manipulation, reporting, and analytics as well as useful for building websites that can capture and display data. While it is a great tool to get started using an online all-purpose office suite, you should also know its limitations and when it is time to move on to something more industrial strength.

CSO Online
WordPress security: Top tools and best practices

If you run a WordPress blog, you need to get serious about keeping it as secure as possible. WordPress is a very attractive target for hackers for several reasons that I'll get to in a moment.

CSO Online
What is a CASB? What you need to know before you buy

Think of cloud access security brokers (CASBs) as central data authentication and encryption hubs for everything your enterprise uses, both cloud and on-premises and accessed by all endpoints, including private smartphones and tablets. Before the CASB era, enterprise security managers had no visibility into how all their data was protected.

CISO faces breach on first day on the job

CISO Jaya Baloo has learned many things from her years as a security manager, including how to place people above systems and create a solid infrastructure plan, and the best ways to fight the bad guys. Most IT managers are familiar with the notion of a zero-day exploit or finding a new piece of malware or threat.

Giving Thanks & Looking Forward to 2020

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. And as we think about giving thanks, I remember when 11 years ago I put together a speech that somewhat tongue-in-cheek gave thanks to Bill Gates (and by extension) Microsoft for creating the entire IT support industry. This was around the time that he retired from corporate life at Microsoft.

How to Totally Secure Your Smartphone

There's never been a better time to lock it down T he more we use our smartphones, the more we open ourselves up to the possibility that the data stored on them will be hacked. The bad guys are getting better and better at finding ways into our phones through a combination of subtle malware and exploits.