David Strom

David Strom writes and speaks about security, networking and communications topics for CSO Online, Network World, Computerworld, and other publications. He can be reached through his web site, or on Twitter @dstrom.

Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

Review: Microsoft Windows Defender comes up short

Review: Microsoft Windows Defender comes up short

Windows 10 anti-virus tool works well for consumer devices, but management quirks limit its enterprise usefulness.

10 advanced endpoint protection tools

10 advanced endpoint protection tools

The days of simple endpoint protection based on traditional anti-malware tools are over. There are now advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools that go beyond proactive monitoring and endpoint protection. Here are capsule...

How to buy endpoint security products

How to buy endpoint security products

While there is no single endpoint security product that can suit all situations, endpoint configurations and IT requirements, there are a few key things to consider in your purchase.

5 trends shaking up multi-factor authentication

5 trends shaking up multi-factor authentication

Perhaps the biggest surprise in our review of nine multi-factor authentication products is that physical tokens are making a comeback. Many IT managers were hoping that software-based tokens, which are easier to deploy and manage,...

How to evaluate password managers

How to evaluate password managers

All password managers have up to as many as four separate products for storing passwords, but not all tools support all four mechanisms.

Review: Password managers help keep hackers at bay

Review: Password managers help keep hackers at bay

LastPass, Keeper top the field in test of 10 password managers.

Review: Carbon Black and Cylance: The new face of endpoint security

Review: Carbon Black and Cylance: The new face of endpoint security

We looked at two relatively new products, Carbon Black (now owned by Bit9) and Cylance Protect. Both are designed to approach securing your endpoints from a different and more complete perspective.

New endpoint security tools target zero-day attacks

New endpoint security tools target zero-day attacks

Most enterprises want an endpoint product that can prevent zero-day exploits and they want to be more proactive. We looked at two relatively new products, Carbon Black (now owned by Bit9) and Cylance Protect. Both are designed to...

5 ways to save money on your cloud costs

5 ways to save money on your cloud costs

Here's how to quickly estimate the cost of your cloud environment.

Best tools for email encryption

Best tools for email encryption

The products we reviewed show good signs that encryption has finally come of age

Slide show: Best tools for email encryption

Slide show: Best tools for email encryption

Email encryptionRecipients of encrypted email once had to share the same system as the sender. Today, products have a “zero knowledge encryption” feature, which means you can send an encrypted message to someone who isn’t on your...

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