David Strom

David Strom is an experienced tech journalist who has written two computer networking books and thousands of articles on IT products, processes, and people. He can be found @dstrom on Twitter and strominator.com online. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Network Computing magazine and ran editorial operations for numerous blogs, websites and (back in the day) print publications.
Posts by David Strom

Why Firewalls Aren’t Your Only Friend

June 21, 2016  | Intro to AppSec

Firewalls have been protecting networks for decades, and many of us can’t remember life before them. But they aren’t your only friends, and these days just having a firewall isn’t enough to keep the bad guys from penetrating your network. While they are a good first step, you need to start thinking beyond firewalls to keep your infrastructure secure. What is really required is... READ MORE

What Kind of Tools Do You Need to Secure Your Mobile Apps?

May 3, 2016  | Secure Development

The days when everyone is chained to a fixed desktop computer are long over. But it isn’t just about being more mobile, or using more mobile devices, or letting your users bring their own devices and use them at work. It isn’t that the workday is no longer 9-to-5 and users expect to get their jobs done whenever and wherever they might be in the world. No, it is about moving to a... READ MORE

Why is SQL Injection Still Around?

April 4, 2016  | Secure Development

While there are many Web hacking exploits, none are as simple or as potentially destructive as SQL injection. This isn’t news: the attack method has been around for more than a decade. Sadly, for something so old it is still one of the most popular ways to penetrate networks and extract data. And it is easy to find and almost as easy to avoid. Why is SQL injection still with us? It all comes... READ MORE

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