Richard M. Hicks (MCP, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP:EA, MCSA, MVP) is a network and information security expert specializing in Microsoft technologies. He is the founder and principal consultant of Richard M. Hicks Consulting and is focused on helping organizations large and small implement DirectAccess, VPN, and cloud networking solutions on Microsoft Platforms.
As a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP, he has traveled around the world speaking to network engineers, security administrators, and IT professionals about Microsoft networking and security. Richard has nearly 20 years of experience working in large scale corporate computing environments and has designed and deployed perimeter defense and secure remote access solutions for some of the largest companies in the world. Richard is the author of Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 from Apress Media. He lives and works in beautiful, sunny, Southern California. Visit Richard’s web site at https://directaccess.richardhicks.com/ or follow him on Twitter @richardhicks.