Orin Thomas

Contributing Editor, Windows IT Pro

Orin Thomas is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a Windows Security MVP. He has authored or coauthored more than thirty books for Microsoft Press, founded the Melbourne System Center, Security, and Infrastructure Group, creates courseware for PluralSight, and writes the Hyperbole, Embellishment, and System Administration Blog.

Posts by Orin Thomas

05/25/2014 - 11:46pm

Bring Your Own Recovery

Things went a bit “pear shaped” when the BYOD laptop of one of the senior muppets wouldn’t boot because of a failed SSD....More
05/19/2014 - 6:43am

System Center Cortana: Automation, the future, and Virtual Systems Administrators

If you’re thinking out beyond the next 5 years, and you’ve been playing around with tools like Cortana, you’ll realize that it’s not too much of a....More
04/16/2014 - 10:14am

The increasing need for two factor authentication

One of the many takeaways from the Heartbleed bug is that username/password combinations are only as secure as the servers they are stored on. A mate....More
04/14/2014 - 8:05am

Incentive to hunt for exploits.

One of the shibboleths of Open Source development is that many eyes make shallow bugs. While this makes intuitive sense, one thing that Heartbleed....More
03/09/2014 - 8:16am

Android OS updates are critical to security

The best way to protect a device against malware is ensuring that it has an up-to-date OS. When Windows RT came out, I purchased an ASUS Vivo Tab RT....More

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