John Howie

John
Howie

John Howie is the Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud Security Alliance. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Arizona and at Edinburgh Napier University.

Articles
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IPv6 Support in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 1
Microsoft has invested a lot of energy into making sure Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are able to work in IPv6-ready environments. However, if not configured properly, problems can arise. Here's what you need to know to avoid those problems.
Product Review: Symantec BackupExec 3600 Appliance
The Symantec Backup Exec 3600 is designed to remove many of the headaches, problems, and uncertainties of backups for SMBs, yet packs many features that will appeal to enterprises, too.
Securing the Private Cloud 1
Private clouds bring many benefits to an organization. Don't let a lack of security practices get in the way of cloud adoption.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security 2
The potential pitfalls of Bring Your Own Device security can negate the possible benefits. Learn the risks and how to mitigate them by implementing a BYOD policy to help protect your data and systems.
Review: Symantec NetBackup 5220 Appliance
Symantec NetBackup 5220 provides all the power and flexibility of NetBackup software in an appliance.
Product Review: Virsto for VDI, Hyper-V Edition
With Virsto for VDI, you can rapidly deploy many Hyper-V desktops or improve the performance of an existing Hyper-V desktop environment.
Outlook 2010 Protection Rules and Exchange 2010
New features in Microsoft Outlook 2010 let you expand data protection. Learn how to configure your servers and end-user systems to take advantage of these features.
Review: Social Sites for SharePoint 2010
This in-house social media toolset is highly complex but incredibly useful and powerful.
Microsoft Multipath I/O for iSCSI 1
Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) is designed to help businesses build highly available, fault-tolerant SAN configurations, as well as improve performance.
Protection from Advanced Persistent Threats
To guard against APTs, organizations should keep their systems and networks up-to-date, use antivirus software, practice the principle of least privilege, adopt meaningful policies, and educate their employees about best security practices.
Review: Cisco ASA 5505
This firewall solution provides enterprise-level features for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs).
Review: Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d
This NAS device has an impressive array of features that will meet most administrators’ needs.
Taking Advantage of iSCSI in Storage Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
Find out how to install and test Storage Server, an enterprise-ready iSCSI solution that integrates seamlessly into your Windows networks to help you save disk space and provide high reliability solutions in fault-tolerant configurations.
Configuring Cross-Platform Support for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
The steps to achieve this configuration aren't easy, but the time you invest in the process will lead to the ability to monitor your Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems from one place.
Mobile Security with MDM 2008 SP1
Mobile device management continues to be an IT headache, but MDM 2008 SP1 can help tame your Windows Mobile smartphone environment. Follow these steps to install and implement device control with MDM.
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