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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 06.26.18 by Jeff Edwards

How to Enable and Configure SNMP for Network Monitoring

It doesn’t take a ninja to know that Simple Network Management Protocol allows administrators to monitor network-attached devices. That said, you might actually need to be a ninja to enable and configure SNMP on Windows, Linux/Unix, Cisco, and ESXi.

Posted on 06.25.18 by Jeff Edwards

The Top Six Alternatives to GitHub

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it's impending $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub, and developers everywhere have responded with an uproar.   Software professionals  and open-source developers everywhere are ripping the cat stickers off their laptops and seeking...

Posted on 06.08.18 by Jeff Edwards

Breaking Down the GDPR's Data Protection Principles, Part 3: Accuracy and Storage Limitation

May was an interesting month. Google and Facebook were hit with 8.8 billion dollar lawsuits, Kanye West announced his support for Donald Trump, and we were all hit with a glut of “We’ve Updated Our Privacy Statement” emails flooding our inboxes. What does it all mean?...

Posted on 05.29.18 by Jeff Edwards

Why SFTP Can Fail GDPR Compliance

After spending years as a far-off date on CIO calendars, GDPR is finally here. The General Data Protection Regulation applies to all organizations that process the personal data of EU residents, even if the organization itself is based outside of the EU. The penalties...

Posted on 05.25.18 by Jeff Edwards

Breaking Down the GDPR's Data Protection Principles, Part 2: Purpose Limitation and Data Minimization

As you’ve probably surmised from the glut of “We’ve Updated Our Privacy Statement” emails flooding your inbox, GDPR compliance is upon us.

Posted on 05.23.18 by Jeff Edwards

Understanding Managed File Transfer SLAs (Or, Why Your SLA is More Important Than Hot Pizza)

Rather than dive into the Managed File Transfer (MFT) VS. Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) debate, I want to talk about a critical distinguishing characteristic of any file transport solution, be it of either strain. This characteristic is the Service Level...

Posted on 05.22.18 by Jeff Edwards

The Meltdown Never Ended: Microsoft and Google Find New Meltdown/Spectre Vuln

Well, the time has come, the latest installment in of our favorite saga is finally upon us, and we can't wait to see where the story is going next. No, I'm not talking about the Solo: A Star Wars Story, I'm talking about the saga that is the Meltdown/Spectre chip flaws,...

Posted on 05.11.18 by Jeff Edwards

Breaking Down the GDPR's Data Protection Principles, Part 1

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement deadline just two weeks away, GDPR preparedness should be top of mind for businesses around the world—not just a concern for businesses and organizations based in the European Union (EU).

Posted on 05.09.18 by Jeff Edwards

A Year Later, Equifax Finally Reveals Full extent of Breach

A year has passed since the worst data breach of 2017, and Equifax has finally revealed the full extent of the personal data and information stolen by hackers who accessed its databases in May 2017. 

Posted on 05.07.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video Demo: Using REST APIs with MOVEit 2018

One of our main goals with MOVEit 2018 was to enhance interoperability with other services and applications. That means more powerful workflows, and minimizing manual efforts and development time.

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