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Jeff Edwards
Jeff Edwards is a tech writer and analyst with three years of experience covering Information Security and IT. Jeff has written on all things cybersecurity, from APTs to zero-days, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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Posted on 03.15.18 by Jeff Edwards

Cloud Cost Management for AWS and Azure with WhatsUp® Gold

Metered cloud-billing isn't always as straight-forward as it seems. How do you keep track of cloud-spend and keep your resource usage efficient?

Posted on 03.12.18 by Jeff Edwards

New Cloud Monitoring Capabilities In WhatsUp® Gold 2018

If you’re a Network Administrator in a small to medium-sized business, chances are you’ve heard about our monitoring solution, WhatsUp Gold. You may even have fond memories of using it years ago. If you've never heard of WhatsUp Gold, then even more reason to check out...

Posted on 03.05.18 by Jeff Edwards

Defrag The Month: The Biggest IT Stories from February 2018

New month, new IT stories, and some (not so) new security problems. And what a month it’s been! From the Olympic hacks to cryptominers on government websites to the continued fallout of the Meltdown/Spectre flaws, February kept us busy. In this edition of Defrag This,...

Posted on 02.14.18 by Jeff Edwards

Ten Terrible Ways to Tell Your IT Team You Love them This Valentine's Day

Given how difficult life on an IT team can be, it’s only appropriate to show a little love to the unsung heroes who keep networks and applications humming along. So let's use this Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to express our devotion to our favorite members of the IT...

Posted on 02.12.18 by Jeff Edwards

2018 Olympics Site Snowed Under by Hackers: Who's Responsible?

Just four days in and the 2018 Winter Olympics have already seen their fair share of setbacks. First, there’s the norovirus, which has reportedly infected 194 athletes, then there’s the gale force winds, disrupting and postponing events. But forces of nature aside, the...

Posted on 02.08.18 by Jeff Edwards

Bad Karma: Typosquatters Set Up Fake 'Reddit.co' To Steal User Credentials

Aggregator and social network Reddit.com is one of the most popular websites on the internet. In fact, the site it touts itself as the “front page of the internet." But that level of popularity has made it a target for fraudsters, and now, Reddit users, especially those...

Posted on 02.01.18 by Jeff Edwards

Defrag The Month: The Biggest IT Stories from January 2018

New Year, (not so) new security problems. And what a year it’s been! From the Meltdown/Spectre fallout to the rise of cryptojacking, to rumors of Dell buying itself back public, 2018 has been a hell of a year for the IT space—and it’s only been a month. In this edition...

Posted on 01.31.18 by Jeff Edwards

Cloud Glossary: The Terms You Need to Know

In 2018, it’s pretty obvious that Larry Ellison was wrong. The cloud is here to stay, so you'd better understand it, if you don't already. 

Posted on 01.05.18 by Jeff Edwards

Meltdown: What you need to know about the Intel Core Bug Affecting Billions of Computers

Just last week, we were looking back at the most significant hacks and attacks of 2017, and wondering what lay ahead for 2018. Well, wonder no more.

Security researchers have discovered two major design flaws in Intel processor chips that affect millions of devices—in...

Posted on 12.22.17 by Jeff Edwards

Looking Back at 2017's Biggest Data Breaches

2017 will go down in the history books as the year that data breaches became mainstream news. From the WannaCry attacks to Equifax, it seems like there's a new breach in the headlines every week. 

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