Brien Posey

Brien Posey is a freelance technology author and speaker with over two decades of IT experience. Prior to going freelance, Brien was a CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities. He has also served as a network engineer for the United States Department of Defense at Fort Knox. In addition, Brien has worked as a network administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in America. To date, Brien has received Microsoft’s MVP award numerous times in categories including Windows Server, IIS, Exchange Server, and File Systems / Storage. You can visit Brien’s Website at:

Keeping Your Organization’s Security Current

Although cyber security is critically important, there are those people whose jobs are so demanding that security gets neglected. Although it is highly recommended to maintain security on a daily basis, this article provides shortcuts for those who are too busy to deal with network security.

Planning Trust Relationships in a Windows Server 2003 Environment

In a Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 based forest, every domain automatically trusts all of the other domains in the entire forest. However, there are situations in which this automatic trust relationship constitutes a major security risk. In this article, I will explain what some of these situations are and how you can create the necessary trust relationships without posing a security risk.

How to Avoid Phishing Scams

If you received an E-mail message from your bank saying that your checking account was overdrawn because of a check that you didn’t write, what would you do? Before you answer, it’s important to realize that you may not really be overdrawn and that there is a good chance that someone is trying to scam you. In this article, I will explain exactly how this type of scam works and how to avoid being a victim.

Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems

One of the most common, but most overlooked problems with the Windows operating system are shut down problems. People tend to place a low priority of fixing Windows shutdown problems, but these problems can be symptoms of something more serious. In this article, I will explain how to diagnose a Windows shutdown issue.

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Software Review: GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP

Have you ever stopped to think about the fax machine in your office? Fax machines started to become popular in the 1980s. Since that time, fax machines have changed very little. Sure, they are faster than first generation fax machines, and some fax machines now support color, but generally speaking, fax machines are based on 1980's technology. In this article I've reviewed GFI FAXmaker. I installed the latest version onto my own network to see if it could help streamline my business. Here are the results.

Making the Internet Safer For Your Employees

The Internet is becoming such a hostile environment that some companies are starting to deny employees Web browsing and E-mail privileges in the interest of keeping the network safe. Rather than taking such extreme action though, there are other steps that you can take to help insure that those users connected to the Internet don’t infect your network with spyware, viruses, or other parasites. In this article, I will explain some of these techniques to you.

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