Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system, 300bps was a fast Internet connection, WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor, and we liked it!

Can WebAuthn and U2F finally give us safe and easy Two-Factor authentication?

SolarWinds:

SolarWinds: "IT's Pearl Harbor."

The experts agree. SolarWinds was the worst security disaster of all time, and it's not done with us yet.

After a year of Working from Home where are we going from here?

After a year of Working from Home where are we going from here?

In February 2020, we were just realizing we'd need to work from home for a while. We had no idea just how drastic the change would be. Now, a year in, thanks to the Coronavirus vaccines, we're beginning to think about returning to the...

AWS chief Andy Jassy gets top job at Amazon as CEO Bezos steps down

AWS chief Andy Jassy gets top job at Amazon as CEO Bezos steps down

The surprise announcement that Jeff Bezos will leave later this year and hand over the reins to AWS leader Andy Jassy marks a remarkable rise for Jassy. He began as a marketing manager in 1997 and started AWS in 2003.

What businesses will--and won't--give their work from home employees in 2021

What businesses will--and won't--give their work from home employees in 2021

The work world has changed. Regardless of how quickly we conquer Covid-19, many of us will not be returning to the office. Here's what that new work from home world will look like.

Fast, faster, fastest: a history of supercomputers from the CDC 6600 to Fugaku

Fast, faster, fastest: a history of supercomputers from the CDC 6600 to Fugaku

How fast is fast? Taking a trip with supercomputers from 1964 until today.

Beyond the firewall: Intrusion Detection Systems

Beyond the firewall: Intrusion Detection Systems

Firewalls are so 2000s. With your "office" now scattered over homes everywhere, you need a new way of protecting your office from network threats and that's IDSs.

Many of us will be working from home forever

Many of us will be working from home forever

The future of work is here, and for many of us it's going to be from home.

How Microsoft went from

How Microsoft went from "Linux is a cancer." to "Microsoft Loves Linux."

It's been a long, strange trip but it's always driven by two motives: Making good products and money.

Five ways to keep working from home safe for your employees and your company

Five ways to keep working from home safe for your employees and your company

For many of us, we're not going back to working from the office anytime soon, so it's time to give serious thought about securing our home offices.

You're going to be using confidential computing sooner rather than later

You're going to be using confidential computing sooner rather than later

These days it's not enough to secure your data when it's on your disk or moving across your network, you need to lock it down in memory as well.

Four operating systems: One device. How the Chromebook will become the universal laptop.

Four operating systems: One device. How the Chromebook will become the universal laptop.

Soon, you'll be able to run not just Chrome OS, Android, and Linux on your Chromebook but Windows applications as well. Here's how and what that will mean for your company's PCs and laptops.

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