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Selected Papers of Dr. Nikolai Bezroukov

  1. Nikolai Bezroukov. A Note on Virus Paranoia, Softpanorama, 1997 (now part of ebook Malware Defense History)

  2. Nikolai Bezroukov. Orthodox File Managers Paradigm  1997 (e-book). Second edition 2002, Third edition 2012.

  3. Nikolai Bezroukov. An Overview of The Seventh International Virus Bulletin Conference (VB’97).

  4. Nikolai Bezroukov. Malware Defense History, e-book; 1998

  5. Nikolai Bezroukov. Devil's Advocate Commentary on Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel. Softpanorama, 1998 (e-text

  6. Nikolai Bezroukov. For the Pluralism in WEB Browsers. (1999)

  7. Nikolai Bezroukov. “Softpanorama – the Pioneer of Open Source Software in Ukraine” [in Russian] in: Proceeding of the International Symposium on the Contribution of Europeans to the of Computer Technology, in "Computers in Europe: Past, Present and Future.", Vol. 2 Kiev, ICFCST, 1998 p.200-215.
  8. Nikolai Bezroukov. Short Introduction to Lysenkoism (1999)
  9. Nikolai Bezroukov. Introduction to Perl for Unix System Administrators 1999

  10. Nikolai Bezroukov.  Orthodox Editors (1999)
  11. Nikolai Bezroukov. Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research. First Monday, Vol 4, No. 10 (October 1999), URL:

  12. Nikolai Bezroukov. A Second Look at the Cathedral and Bazaar. First Monday, Vol 4, No. 12 (December 1999), URL:
  13. Nikolai Bezroukov. Labyrinth of Software Freedom
  14. Nikolai Bezroukov. Ghosting as a new backup method (2003)

  15. Nikolai Bezroukov. Spyware Removal Guidelines (2003)

  16. Nikolai Bezroukov. Architectural Issues of Intrusion Detection Infrastructure in Large Enterprises (2003)

  17. Nikolai Bezroukov.  Intrusion Prevention and Detection Roadmap for Large Enterprises in 2005 (2004)

  18. Nikolai Bezroukov. Softpanorama Laws of Computer Security (2004)

  19. Nikolai Bezroukov.  Solaris vs Linux Security in Large Enterprise Environment (2005)

  20. Nikolai Bezroukov. Solaris vs Linux, 2006
  21. Nikolai Bezroukov. A Slightly Skeptical View on IT Offshoring (2007)
  22. Nikolai Bezroukov. Notes on five different types of virtualization (2008)
  23. Nikolai Bezroukov. Softpanorama Malware Defense Strategy (2008)
  24. Nikolai Bezroukov. Obscurantism in Information Technology: Nicholas Carr's "IT Does not Matter" Fallacy and "Everything in the Cloud" Utopia, (Softpanorama,  2008)
  25. Nikolai Bezroukov. Social problems of system administrators in toxic IT environment  (2011)
  26. Nikolai Bezroukov. Less is More: A rich functionality behind Spartan interface of Orthodox File Managers (Softpanorama, 2012)
  27. Nikolai Bezroukov. Architectural approaches for increasing Windows resistance against malware (Softpanorama, 2012)

For older papers see Selected Publications of Dr. Nikolai Bezroukov


The Last but not Least Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand ~Archibald Putt. Ph.D

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