Roger A. Grimes

Columnist

Roger A. Grimes is an InfoWorld contributing editor. Roger holds more than 40 computer certifications and has authored eight books on computer security. He has been fighting malware and malicious hackers since 1987, beginning with disassembling early DOS viruses. He currently runs eight honeypots to track hacker and malware behavior and consults to companies from the Fortune 100 to small businesses. A frequent industry speaker and educator, Roger currently works for Microsoft as a principal security architect.

Interview with a Craigslist scammer

Big data will fix internet security ... eventually

Big data will fix internet security ... eventually

Security analytics have been with us for a while, but with the latest tech, it's much easier to detect malicious attacks

 The days of long, complicated passwords are over

The days of long, complicated passwords are over

As threats evolve, so does the advice on creating passwords to foil the bad guys. Here are the latest recommendations

Zero-days aren’t the problem -- patches are

Zero-days aren’t the problem -- patches are

Everyone fears the zero-day exploit. But old, unpatched vulnerabilities still provide the means for malicious hackers to carry out the vast majority of hacks

Effective IT security habits of highly secure companies

Effective IT security habits of highly secure companies

You're far more vulnerable to hackers than you think. Here are the secrets to staying secure

5 steps to stronger data security

5 steps to stronger data security

The old cliche is true: Your organization's most precious asset is its data. Five basic security building blocks can ensure its safety

Defend yourself! Build a cyber security database

Defend yourself! Build a cyber security database

Attackers have all kinds of data about the threat landscape -- and about your organization, if it happens to be a target. Now's the time to arm yourself with data, too

You too? Who's on the hacker hit list

You too? Who's on the hacker hit list

You don’t need to carry the keys to the enterprise network to have a malicious hacker tail you. Here’s who’s at risk and what to do about it

Tick-tock: Time is running out to move from SHA-1 to SHA-2

Tick-tock: Time is running out to move from SHA-1 to SHA-2

Stop procrastinating and make the switch from SHA-1 to SHA-2. You may already be getting errors -- and in 2017 things will get a lot worse

The dark side of biometric identification

The dark side of biometric identification

Authorities are using your fingerprints, your face, and even your DNA to authenticate you. If you think that will stop cyber fraud, think again

Hands-on: Go (almost) anonymous on the Internet with Anonabox

Hands-on: Go (almost) anonymous on the Internet with Anonabox

Want to elude snooping at home and abroad? The preconfigured Anonabox router is easier to use than Tor software alone and provides greater protection

Behold the glorious future -- with the same old security

Behold the glorious future -- with the same old security

From delivery drones to implanted medical monitors, technology is about to become more incredible -- but not more secure

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