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Posted on 02.19.19 by Adam Bertram

What is Workflow Automation?

Everyone has a morning routine that proceeds nearly the same way every day. We get up, brush our teeth, take a shower and put our clothes on. Every morning, this predictable routine repeats itself. It's like clockwork. It rarely, if ever changes. Think of your morning...

Posted on 02.11.19 by Greg Mooney

Four Types of Log Data to Manage and Monitor

There are so many types of log data to monitor and manage, but what are the most important logs to track? These are the top four types of log data that every IT team should be holding on to just in case.

Posted on 02.11.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

8 Reasons To Automate Your File Transfers

We all know it and are no doubt tired of hearing it, but in today’s global technological landscape, there is an ongoing and increasing danger of being hacked.

Posted on 02.08.19 by Mark Towler

Podcast: Log Management Basics - What should You Collect?

Log Management is a hot topic these days, especially in the way it pertains to organizational data security. So in this episode of Defrag This, your host Mark Towler sits down with Jim Cashman to quiz the latter on his sysadmin experience with Log Management.

Posted on 02.08.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Copy Files to Azure Blob Storage

When working with Microsoft Azure, you'll inevitably come to a point to where you need to access material stored locally on premise.

Posted on 02.07.19 by Greg Mooney

Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Vs. Automation for SecOps Teams

Automation is not always AI, but AI is an automated system. It’s easy to get the two terms confused because they both run off the same thing—data. However, the differences are far-reaching, and it’s important to know the differences between AI and Automation.

Posted on 02.06.19 by Alex Jablokow

How to Use SNMP to Monitor Network Devices

The following is an excerpt from our Network Monitoring blog at whatsupgold.com. In this post, you'll learn what SNMP is, how it works, and the uses and limitations of the protocol. 

Posted on 02.04.19 by Mark Towler

Defend Your Digital Assets Against Cyberattacks: 5 Log Management Best Practices

Every device, OS and application in your IT environment generates a record of activities in the form of log files. These audit trails of activity provide valuable information when investigating security breaches and when submitting regulation compliance reports.

Posted on 02.01.19 by Jeff Edwards

Podcast - 12 Years Later: How the TJX Hack Changed Security and Compliance

In this episode of Defrag This, we’re taking a look back at one of the most monumental events in hacker history—the 2007 hack of TJX companies, which was, at the time, the biggest breach of consumer data in the history of the United States.

Posted on 02.01.19 by Dan Franciscus

Using Multiple Package Repositories with Chocolatey

On any given Chocolatey client, packages are going to be installed primarily from a remote repository. Although you can actually install a package located on your local machine, centralizing usually makes much more sense from a design standpoint. This remote repository...

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