First year awarded:
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Technical Expertise:
Enterprise Security
Technical Interests:
System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management, Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V
MCP, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, MVP
Richard M. Hicks
United States
Network and information security expert. Specializing in Microsoft secure remote access technologies. Experienced with DirectAccess, client-based VPN, and Microsoft Azure networking. Author, speaker, and trainer.
Richard Hicks (MCP, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP:EA, MCSA) is a network and information security expert specializing in Microsoft technologies. As a six-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), he has traveled around the world speaking to network engineers, security administrators, and IT professionals about Microsoft edge security and remote access. Richard has nearly two decades 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. He blogs extensively about Microsoft edge security and remote access, and is also a contributing author at popular sites such as,, and the Petri IT Knowledgebase. In addition, he is a contract trainer for and has served as the technical reviewer on several Windows server and network security books. Richard is an independent consultant focused on helping organizations large and small implement DirectAccess and client-based remote access VPN using the Microsoft platform. He lives and works in beautiful, sunny Southern California. You can learn more about Richard by visiting
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