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

Office 365 Users Increasingly Targeted by Credential-Stealing Phishing Campaigns
Office 365 Users Increasingly Targeted by Credential-Stealing Phishing Campaigns
Microsoft’s ubiquitous productivity suite has more than 100 million monthly active subscribers, and that scale is incentivizing cyber criminals to craft sophisticated attacks that reach large numbers of users, security experts at Barracuda Networks say.
‘Co-opetition’ and Other Musings From VMWorld 2017
‘Co-opetition’ and Other Musings From VMWorld 2017
Whether it’s visionary or just undeniable, there seems open acknowledgement that even among competitors, today’s environment often requires some amount of cooperation.
VMware Unveils New Kubernetes Container Offering at VMWorld
VMware Unveils New Kubernetes Container Offering at VMWorld 1
The new “Pivotal Container Service” will enable managed service providers (MSPs) and large enterprises to deliver Kubernetes on VMware vSphere hypervisor and Google Cloud Platform.
VMware Looks to Increase its ‘Down-Market’ Appeal With New Offerings at VMWorld
VMware Looks to Increase its ‘Down-Market’ Appeal With New Offerings at VMWorld
Following a keynote during which “it’s all about the apps” was the overriding theme, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and others talked extensively about how recent moves could help channel companies.
Hurricane Harvey: Delivering Managed IT Services During a Catastrophe
Hurricane Harvey: Delivering Managed IT Services During a Catastrophe
It’s being described as a “500-year storm,” and Houston, Texas-based Elevated Technologies is among the MSPs who find themselves smack in the middle of it.
Datto Helping MSPs Brace for Hurricane Harvey
Datto Helping MSPs Brace for Hurricane Harvey
In the hours before Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, Datto implemented its Disaster Recovery Protocol to help managed services providers (MSPs) ensure client data is protected so that customers can continue or quickly resume business operations.
Cisco Adding Veeam to Global Price List in October
Cisco Adding Veeam to Global Price List in October
“This will enable Cisco and its resellers to deliver Veeam Availability solutions as easily and simply as any Cisco hardware or software product,” according to Veeam CEO Peter McKay.
Kaspersky Lab Responds to Claims FBI is Sabotaging its Non-Gov't Deals
Kaspersky Lab Responds to Claims FBI is Sabotaging its Non-Gov't Deals 3
The headwinds come as Kaspersky in April launched a new partner program for managed services providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs), and just this month named a new channel chief for North America.
Sirius in Talks to Buy Forsythe Technology, Report Says
Sirius in Talks to Buy Forsythe Technology, Report Says
The value-added resellers and IT services providers are considering coming together into a channel giant, according to a new published report.
New Rackspace Private Cloud by VMware Hits General Availability
New Rackspace Private Cloud by VMware Hits General Availability
The hosted private cloud service – now available in all regions – is billed as a way to free up in-house IT resources for more valuable tasks, with a solution featuring standardized VMware architecture, and continuous updates and lifecycle management.
Read the Final Report: ‘IKARUSdilapidated’ Ransomware Attack
Read the Final Report: ‘IKARUSdilapidated’ Ransomware Attack
Cyber security vendor Comodo this week issued details of a newly discovered and ongoing large-scale ransomware campaign that is using a variant of the infamous “Locky” malware.
Massive New ‘Locky’-Variant Ransomware Attack Now Underway
Massive New ‘Locky’-Variant Ransomware Attack Now Underway
Many endpoint protection solutions have been updated to detect Locky ransomware but as a new variant, emails containing the IKARUSdilapidated strain can be designated as “unknown file” types and slip through security tools.
News & Notes: Autotask Launches New Ticket Interface
News & Notes: Autotask Launches New Ticket Interface
Also: Masergy’s new EDR service, Continuum in Australia, Webroot acquisition and Kaseya’s new Traverse due soon.
MSP 'Denali AI' Fights Costly Fraud Lawsuit as Its Insurer Bolts
MSP 'Denali AI' Fights Costly Fraud Lawsuit as its Insurer Bolts
Denali Advanced Integration of Redmond, Wash., is accused of stealing emails and other information from its former client – Columbia Sportswear Company – in a scheme to win more business from the clothing maker. Denali has denied wrongdoing.
What Does the Ideal Password Look Like?
What Does the Ideal Password Look Like?
Research into the perfect password has determined that using a series of four unique, memorable words offers much greater security than a shorter password with letters, numbers and symbols.