Aldrin Brown

Aldrin
Brown
Editor-in-Chief,
Penton

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.

 

Articles

Matt Nachtrab Named CEO at eFolder
Matt Nachtrab Named CEO at eFolder
The LabTech founder joined the cloud storage player earlier this year, following his departure as chief operating officer at ConnectWise.
Partners Could Feel Impact With Kaspersky Lab Caught in U.S.-Russia Cyber Beef
Partners Could Feel Impact With Kaspersky Lab Caught in U.S.-Russia Cyber Beef
The endpoint security vendor sought to respond this week, after the latest in a barrage of negative media reports questioning whether the company's ties to the Russian government present a cyber security threat for western users of its products.
Misconfigured Amazon Storage Exposes 14 Million Verizon Customer Records
Misconfigured Amazon Storage Exposes 14 Million Verizon Customer Records
The error by a third-party vendor resulted in the storage of names, phone numbers and account personal identification numbers in an AWS S3 bucket that was fully downloadable and configured for public access.
Sirius Celebrates Journey From VAR to No. 1 MSP
Sirius Celebrates Journey From VAR to No. 1 MSP
The top company on this year’s MSPmentor 501 Global Edition Worldwide Ranking provides a case study in employing growth by acquisition to add a first-class managed services operation to a value-added reseller.
‘Wiper Malware’ in Global Attack Actually Destroys Data
‘Wiper Malware’ in Global Attack Actually Destroys Data
Security experts now say the hacker campaign that struck infrastructure and businesses around the world this week was merely posing as a ransomware attack, and is actually designed to destroy target files.
Firm Cuts Off Email Account to Hacker in Global Ransomware Attack
Firm Cuts Off Email Account to Hacker in Global Ransomware Attack 1
Though the action complicates the cyber criminal’s worldwide extortion scheme, it also makes it impossible for victims to pay the $300 ransoms or obtain decryption keys.
Global Ransomware Attack Cripples Networks – Again
Global Ransomware Attack Cripples Networks – Again
The malware appears to be a sophisticated improvement on the exploit used in last month’s WannaCry campaign, which leveraged cyber weapons purportedly stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency.
Symantec Takes Stand Against Russian Source Code Review
Symantec Takes Stand Against Russian Source Code Review
IBM, Cisco, SAP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and McAfee allow Russia to conduct source code reviews of their products, which some U.S. government officials worry could enable foreign intelligence agents to find vulnerabilities.
Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure
Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure
One provider of big data management services said it opted to host applications on Microsoft Azure instead of AWS, expressly to win business from a tech firm with a Wal-Mart account.
MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers
MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers
AWS Premier Partner CorpInfo’s plans to triple in size by the end of next year hinge to a large extent on its ability to find enough skilled technicians.
Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set
Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set
In addition to exclusive technologies – like Encrypted Traffic Analytics which allows for detection of malware in encrypted traffic – the new products represent a clear doubling down on Cisco’s plans to rely less on income from hardware sales, in favor of software delivery.
CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007
CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007
Among the companies whose wireless routers have reportedly been compromised are Motorola, Linksys, Dell, Netgear, US Robotics, Belkin, Asus, Buffalo, DLink and Senao.
TruMethods’ Schnizzfest Kicks Off in Philadelphia
TruMethods’ Schnizzfest Kicks Off in Philadelphia
The consultancy’s major annual gathering was conceived as a way for managed services providers worldwide to come together and work on improving their businesses “without the usual conference distractions.”
Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo
Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo 4
The purchase by the tech-savvy private equity firm is the first piece in an aggressive growth strategy that aims to swallow up other companies that complement Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model.
Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501
Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501 10
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the industry’s most respected list of top managed services providers (MSPs).