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Defrag This – California’s New Consumer Privacy Act

In this episode of Defrag This, we discuss the repercussions the new California Consumer Privacy Act will have on US data privacy laws and how and if it relates to the GDPR. … [Read more...]

Defrag This – 3 Steps for Turning Cybersecurity Fears into an Action Plan

If you’re afraid of having a cybersecurity professional take your money without delivering on their outlandish claims, there are some steps you can take to weed out the snake oil salesmen from the real cybersecurity experts. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Acquires GitHub – Is This A Good Thing?

GitHub is being acquired by Microsoft. Is it time for developers to panic and export their repositories to another product or can Microsoft be trusted? … [Read more...]

Defrag This – What’s the Necessary  Experience For Entry Level Cyber Security?

So you decided that they want to pursue a career in information security. Of course, the first thought may be to go to school or study to pass certification exams such as Security+, CISSP, or CEH. However, there is an increasing argument that you can’t just walk right into a security job out of school or just by getting a certification. … [Read more...]

What is an FTP Sprawl?

To this day, FTP (file transfer protocol) and the more secure SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) are still the most used standard to move files over the Web. It’s cost effective, quick and easy to deploy, and if used correctly in a regulated industry it keeps users from using non-compliant data transfer tools like Google Drive and DropBox. However, do those benefits outweigh the risks? … [Read more...]

Defrag This – Connected TAC by Cisco

Hate seeing that troubleshoot error pop up? Wouldn’t it be a lot less taxing when you have the problem identify itself with solutions, instead of you scrambling to fix the issue? … [Read more...]

Is HIPAA Compliant with the GDPR?

Healthcare companies in the US have had to protect sensitive personal data for a long time under HIPAA. But are healthcare companies on the hook in light of the GDPR? … [Read more...]

Net Neutrality Ends – Is This The End of the Free and Open Internet?

The FCC’s repeal of net neutrality takes effect today (Monday, April 23rd) and it means a lot to all of us. … [Read more...]

Defrag This – What Can We Learn From the Iranian Phishing Attack

Are you guilty of having one of your passwords set to “Password123” or something similar? Well you’re not alone. Having these easy to guess passwords is what allowed the Iranian hackers to gain over 13 billion pages of information. … [Read more...]

Defrag This – Shadow IT: Problems & Solutions

Shadow IT is a real problem -- here are the reasons, as well as a few solutions. … [Read more...]