Author Archives: Aldrin Brown

About Aldrin Brown

Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence. Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.

Kaspersky Lab Offers Source Code to U.S. Government

Speaking in Australia today, founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky made the latest overture in his effort to clear his company of claims that its alleged ties to the Russian government pose a national security threat for users of its cybersecurity software. Read More

New Guidelines: End Frequent Password Changes

Direction from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is only binding on federal agencies but the guidelines are frequently looked to by private-sector security professionals as best practices for creating information security policies. Read More

Microsoft Probes Cause of Global Web Outage

The disruption affected user access to a range of the tech giant’s online services for more than 16 hours, in some cases. Also unclear is how or if the outages were related to a simultaneous problem with Azure cloud. Read More