Keith Ward

Computer Science Journalist


B.S., Mass Communications and Journalism, Towson State University


  • Senior writer and editor at ActualTech Media
  • Former senior editor at Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Magazine
  • Holds the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) designation
  • Credentialed in Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)


Keith Ward is a former writer for ThoughtCo who covered technology, concentrating on Microsoft products, tutorials, and basics. He has more than 17 years of background in creating content for an online audience. In addition to his journalism, Keith worked in the data center of a Fortune 500 company as a Windows NT Application Specialist.

Keith acted as a senior editor for Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Magazine, the computer industry's most influential technical certification publication. He also served as editor of the successor to MCP, Redmond Magazine. Keith's experience also includes work as the editor-in-chief of computer industry trade journal, Virtualization Review Magazine and work as the senior writer and editor at ActualTech Media.


Keith Ward earned a Bachelor Science (B.S.) in Mass Communications and Journalism from Towson State University in 1989. He also holds both the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) credentials.

Awards and Publications

The State of Cybersecurity in 2018 (ActualTech.IO, 2018)
Time to Get Defensive (, 2017)
Dell Announces $1 Billion IoT Effort and Partner Program (, 2017)
Security Concerns Block Cloud Adoption, Survey Says (, 2015)

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