Over the years I have written many blog posts for various corporate clients. Here are links to these efforts. Note, blogs come and go, some links may no longer be active.
From 2020-2022 I wrote a series of posts of tips and commentary about various infosec topics.
In 2021, I began writing a series of posts of tips and how-tos for application developers.
In 2022, I helped create this website for AMD and wrote the majority of blogs aimed at designers of hyperscale computing applications.
From 2020-21 I wrote both blog posts and ebooks for them, mostly on security topics.
Red Hat Developer Blog
I wrote for them in 2019-2020 on various issues.
From 2019-2021, I wrote for them on infosec topics.
Various RSA blogs
I was the blogger-in-residence for the annual RSA Archer conference in 2018 and continued writing regular posts until 2020, including these blog entries that have since been taken down from their website.
I wrote numerous blogs as the site evangelist from 2015-19. Here is a link to my work.
HPE’s Enterprise.Nxt blog
I wrote many posts for them from 2017-2019. The site is now gone, and here are my own links.
- CISO faces breach on first day on the job (11/19)
- Lessons learned from watching infosec TED talks (10/19)
- Ways that ransomware can indicate poor IT planning (6/19)
- Six megatrends from the Verizon DBIR (5/19)
- Top 10 security trends to watch for in 2019 (10/18)
- Malware authors using rare Windows services, here is how to protect against them (1/18)
- How enterprises are using open source (12/17)
- Getting better CEO infosec hygiene (10/17)
- What developers can learn from the best museum designers about UX (9/17)
- The rise of ransomware (9/17)
- What to look for in your next CISO (6/17)
- IoT Security: some lessons learned from the Mirai botnet (2/17)
- Nine ways to improve IoT device security (1/17)
I wrote for them from 2016-2018, here are a few selected articles.
Citrix Synergy show blog
During May 2017, I wrote a series of blog posts from the annual show.
From 2014-2016, I wrote occasional pieces on collaboration and spreadsheet-related topics. These have been removed from the site, but here are a few of my favorites.
Veracode Blog (2016)
- Why firewalls aren’t your only friend (7/16)
- What kind of tools do you need to secure mobile apps? (5/16)
- Why is SQL injection still around? (3/16)
I wrote a series how-to articles for this site in the summer of 2015. A complete collection of my articles can be found here. They cover how to set up various VPNs and other products.
VMware Erdos/ IT outcomes blogs
I wrote several items for them in 2015:
- How to defend the cloud (7/15)
- Simplifying storage solutions (4/15)
- Virtualize Scale-up, Scale-out, and Every Application in between (4/15)
Bright Computing Blog
Solution Providers for Retail blog
(This blog has been taken down, sorry.) Between 2013-15, I contributed a series of articles on how VARs can better support their retail customers, including information gleaned from an extensive report on the restaurant industry.
IT Central Station
I have been contributing content to this community-driven site for several years, mostly reprints of my video screencast product reviews. Here is an article on application performance monitoring that I did for them in March 2015.
New Relic Blog
In 2014 I wrote some pieces for them about programming-specific topics. These have been removed, but here are a couple of my favorites:
- 10 Things Non-Developers Love To Say To Developers (7/14)
- How to hold a great hackathon (7/14)
- Dave Methvin Shares his Rules of the Road for Speeding Up Your Website (5/14)
Ricoh-sponsored blog called WorkIntelligent.ly
I have written a series of general interest stories for this blog from 2013-5, including security, personal productivity, and IT management topics. The blog has been taken down.
Software development tools vendor Smartbear has a rich blog full of interesting articles on this topic, and I have written a couple of pieces during 2013 here.
I have written another series of technically-minded articles for their blog that began in 2012, including security, IT management, and Internet-related topics. Sadly, these were taken down.
AT&T Networking Exchange Blog
I wrote a couple of posts on network security for them several years ago, and the blog is no longer operating.
The Freelancer blog
This blog, which was begun in 2012, covers generally freelancing work issues and I have written several stories about my own freelancing business and strategies learned over the years from the school of hard knocks. Here is a collection of my stories.
Internet Protocol Journal
This semi-scholarly periodical covers advanced Internet topics. I have written for them several times:
- Selling your unused IPv4 address blocks (2020)
- Understanding fileless malware ( 2018)
- The Demise of Web 2.0 (2012)
- How Internet Messaging is transforming the enterprise network (2006)
- The state of secure email (with Marshall Rose, 1999)
In 1996-7, I was the “roving reporter” and put out a daily webpage summarizing the “CA World” annual user conferences. Here is a sample page.
Beginning in 2013, I wrote these security and cloud-related stories for several CA-sponsored blogs. Most of this content has been removed. Here is one sample:
HP-sponsored website called Input/Output
This is a custom published site with independent editorial content with HP as its sole sponsor. I have been writing for them for several years, here are some samples of the pieces that I have done for them. Sadly, HP took down the blog.
- This Ain’t Your Father’s Web Application
- Six ways to share your photos online discreetly
- The changing face of malware and endpoint security
- How to measure latency in the cloud
- Understanding Enterprise Printer Fleet Management
This is a Dell-sponsored IT information site that was begun in 2009 and now discontinued. I have written product reviews, case studies, how-to articles, and screencast review videos. Many of these articles concern how to migrate from XP to Windows 7.
I write occasional white papers for clients on technical topics, including security, network applications, and Internet services.