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      Five IT Challenges Affecting the Healthcare Industry

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      Five IT Challenges Affecting the Healthcare Industry

      Jason Lackey 2020.05.22

      The healthcare industry has been faced with a flood of challenges over the past several years. These challenges run the gambit of cost reduction, regulatory and legislative mandates, security attacks,

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      NetOps, AppOps and the Dance of the Pointing Finger

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      NetOps, AppOps and the Dance of the Pointing Finger

      Jason Lackey 2020.05.21

      Quality of Service (QoS) and performance issues have been the bane of network administrators pretty much since the day after networks existed. First thing most organizations would do after being able

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      3 Problems with Using Port Numbers to Identify Applications

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      3 Problems with Using Port Numbers to Identify Applications

      Jason Lackey 2020.05.19

      Is it possible to identify the applications on your network? Yes! But, using port numbers is not the best way to do it. At least, not anymore with so many different applications using port 80 and 443.

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      Night Vision and Shining a Light on Threats

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      Night Vision and Shining a Light on Threats

      Jason Lackey 2020.05.15

      “Night vision capability provided the single greatest mismatch of the war.” – General Barry McCaffrey, commander of the US Army 24th Infantry Division in Desert Storm. Resistance is futile. Credit: US

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      US CERTS Top 10 Exploits in the Wild

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      US CERTS Top 10 Exploits in the Wild

      Jason Lackey 2020.05.15

      We love to think about security in terms of dark geniuses with hoodies, face tats and piercings lurking in scary places illuminated by flat panel displays and flickering fluorescent lights. We enjoy t

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      Contextual Information: The ABCs of Network Visibility

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      Contextual Information: The ABCs of Network Visibility

      Jason Lackey 2020.04.03

      Contextual information is data that gives context to a person, entity or event. In other words, context-awareness is the ability to extract knowledge from or apply knowledge to information. Let’s take

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      How The New TLS 1.3 Standard Will Affect Your Encryption Tactics

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      How The New TLS 1.3 Standard Will Affect Your Encryption Tactics

      Jason Lackey 2019.06.11

      The IETF released a new version of their encryption standard called RFC 8446 (Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.3) in the latter half of 2018. This is a newer version of the original I

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