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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 08.27.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: How to Download Files From Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit Automation

 One of the new features of Ipswitch's MOVEit Automation 2018 product is the introduction of REST APIs. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to use PowerShell to first authenticate to a MOVEit Automation server and then we'll cover how to...

Posted on 08.20.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: Using MOVEit Transfer's REST API to Transfer Files with PowerShell

One of the new features of Ipswitch's MOVEit Automation 2018 product is the introduction of REST APIs. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Bertram, we'll cover how to use PowerShell to first authenticate to a MOVEit Transfer server and then we'll cover how to...

Posted on 08.17.18 by Jeff Edwards

NSA Adviser Lists The Top Culprits for Nation State Hacking at DEF CON

The former chief of the NSA’s elite Tailored Access Operations Unit told DEF CON attendees who the top culprits for Nation State attacks are, and the results won’t surprise you at all. Except that he left the US off the list…

Posted on 08.03.18 by Jeff Edwards

Defrag This: Prepping For Black Hat and DEF CON

It's conference season, and we're right around the corner from two of the biggest InfoSec conferences in the world: BlackHat and DEF CON. In this episode of Defrag This our fearless hosts discuss their preparations for the hacker cons, what they're looking forward to,...

Posted on 07.27.18 by Jeff Edwards

The Sysadmin Survival Guide

Today marks the 18th Sysadmin day since it was first founded by Ted Kekatos on July 28th, 2000. In honor of Sysadmin day—and the daily struggle of all IT Professionals, we present to you the Sysadmin Survival Guide, a collection of the best sysadmin resources from here...

Posted on 07.19.18 by Jeff Edwards

Managing Network Configuration Changes: Five Best Practices

When your business is growing so is your network. Even when business isn’t booming (thanks economy) your business’ infrastructure can be evolving too. What you need is a software tool that’s able to manage these network configuration changes for you.

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 05.25.18 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

Managed File Transfer SLAs: 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 transfersolution, be it of either strain. This characteristic is the Service Level Agreement...

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