Aldrin Brown


Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence.

Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.

Cisco Says it Lost Some Meraki Customer Data
A botched configuration change to Cisco’s Meraki object storage has resulted in the loss of any user data that was uploaded during a half-day window last Thursday, the IT equipment and services giant confirmed.
eFolder and Axcient Announce Merger
A week after naming former ConnectWise executive Matt Nachtrab as CEO, data protection solutions vendor eFolder today announced it has completed a merger with disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) firm Axcient.
VAR Turned ‘Master Solutions Provider’ Seeks MSP Partners
A long-time value-added reseller (VAR) is seeking to reinvent itself by leveraging its extensive technical capabilities to drive a new business model it calls the “Master Solutions Provider.”
Matt Nachtrab Named CEO at eFolder
Matt Nachtrab Named CEO at eFolder
The LabTech founder joined the cloud storage player earlier this year, following his departure as chief operating officer at ConnectWise.
Partners Could Feel Impact With Kaspersky Lab Caught in U.S.-Russia Cyber Beef
Partners Could Feel Impact With Kaspersky Lab Caught in U.S.-Russia Cyber Beef
The endpoint security vendor sought to respond this week, after the latest in a barrage of negative media reports questioning whether the company's ties to the Russian government present a cyber security threat for western users of its products.
Verizon Says Only 6 Million Customers Exposed in Cloud Breach
Verizon Says Only 6 Million Customers Exposed in Cloud Breach
In a new statement, Verizon assured there was no loss or theft of customer data, and said that initial estimates claiming that an Amazon S3 configuration error impacted 14 million customers were overstated.
Misconfigured Amazon Storage Exposes 14 Million Verizon Customer Records
Misconfigured Amazon Storage Exposes 14 Million Verizon Customer Records
The error by a third-party vendor resulted in the storage of names, phone numbers and account personal identification numbers in an AWS S3 bucket that was fully downloadable and configured for public access.
Sirius Celebrates Journey From VAR to No. 1 MSP
Sirius Celebrates Journey From VAR to No. 1 MSP
The top company on this year’s MSPmentor 501 Global Edition Worldwide Ranking provides a case study in employing growth by acquisition to add a first-class managed services operation to a value-added reseller.
Global Ransomware Attack Cripples Networks – Again
For the second time in as many months, hackers today are unleashing a massive multinational ransomware attack that has crippled a host of networks across the western hemisphere.
Symantec Takes Stand Against Russian Source Code Review
Cyber security software vendor Symantec today emerged as the only known western technology company to publicly refuse Russian government access to source code for its security products.
Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure
The competition AWS and a host of brick and mortar retailers reached a new intensity this week that could significantly impact MSPs that partner with the market leader in public cloud, or with second place Microsoft Azure.
MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers
At CorpInfo LLC, cloud is their business and business has been very good. So good, in fact, that the company has grown from fewer than a handful of full-time staffers 18 months ago, to 54 employees today.
Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set
Cisco today announced it has created a “network of the future,” comprised of an assortment of hardware and software technologies that the vendor said will revolutionize enterprise networking through unprecedented efficiency and security.
CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007
For the past decade, the CIA has been able to infiltrate scores of models of wireless routers, gaining access to connected devices from which agents could copy Internet traffic, steal passwords or redirect unwitting users to other sites.
Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo
Continuum Managed Services has been acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, which purchased the company from its previous owner of six years, Summit Partners.

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