Roger A. Grimes

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Roger A. Grimes is a contributing editor. Roger holds more than 40 computer certifications and has authored ten books on computer security. He has been fighting malware and malicious hackers since 1987, beginning with disassembling early DOS viruses. He specializes in protecting host computers from hackers and malware, and consults to companies from the Fortune 100 to small businesses. A frequent industry speaker and educator, Roger currently works for KnowBe4 as the Data-Driven Defense Evangelist and is the author of Cryptography Apocalypse.

Has the quantum crypto break already happened?

The best password advice right now (Hint: It's not the NIST guidelines)

The best password advice right now (Hint: It's not the NIST guidelines)

Short and crackable vs. long, complex and prone to reuse? The password debate rages on, but this columnist has a change of mind.

Experience an RDP attack? It’s your fault, not Microsoft’s

Experience an RDP attack? It’s your fault, not Microsoft’s

Follow Microsoft's basic security guidelines for Remote Desktop Protocol and you'll shut down hackers who try to exploit it.

Do you still need a firewall?

Do you still need a firewall?

Traditional firewall software no longer provides meaningful security, but the latest generation now offers both client-side and network protection.

Microsoft Windows 10 vs. Apple macOS: 18 security features compared

Microsoft Windows 10 vs. Apple macOS: 18 security features compared

Here's how the world's two most popular desktop OSes keep systems and data safe from malware, unauthorized access, hardware exploits and more.

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