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Learn on Rekognition

On May 1st, GDT Network Engineer Ryan Rogers presented, as part of the GDT DevOps team’s weekly Lunch & Learn series, information about Rekognition. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has an increasingly large set of services available on their cloud computing platform.  While we all know about storage and compute resources,

asset lifecycle management

On April 24th, GDT Network Engineer Rabih Hamdani presented, as part of the GDT DevOps team’s weekly Lunch & Learn series, information about the MVC (Model, View, Controller) framework. There are many different approaches to organizing and delivering software and its expected functions. But the MVC framework has long been the dominant

Ransomware - How to protect

If you’re not familiar with how ransomware works, call the city of Atlanta’s IT department. On March 22nd, they were hit with the SamSam ransomware, which created, in effect, an encrypted wall that prevented employees from accessing needed data. It effectively ground city services to a halt. The city couldn’t

IOT surveillance

By Richard Arneson Try explaining flash storage, data analytics, or hybrid cloud solutions to the man on the street. Unless they work in the IT industry, you’re likely to be met with a blank, indifferent stare. But mention their smart phone, tablet, Ring doorbell or Fitbit watch, and device specs

nsx-training

On March 5th, GDT hosted a comprehensive, fast-paced training course that focused on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX™. This course covered VMware NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, and functionality operating at Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model. Hands-on lab activities were

GDPR

by Moe Janmohammad, GDT Cybersecurity Analyst On May 25th, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from the European Union (EU) will go into effect. The regulations are designed to protect the data of EU citizens, and penalties for non-compliance are steep (up to the greater of 20 million Euros

data breaches

by Moe Janmohammad, GDT Cybersecurity Analyst 2017 was one of the worst years on record for data breaches, computer vulnerabilities and malware attacks. Based on the first four days of 2018, those numbers might be eclipsed after security researchers uncovered a few vulnerabilities in virtually all processors made since 1995.

GDT Lunch & Learn on Web Security

GDT Consulting Engineer Nate Atkinson delivers, as part of the GDT DevOps team’s weekly Lunch & Learn series, a great, basic overview on web security, including some fundamentals, such as privacy, authentication, and integrity. He discusses the importance of data security, both at rest and in flight, and common strategies for managing

Automation

GDT’s Agile Operations Developer Lead Brett Kugler presented, as part of GDT’s weekly Lunch & Learn series, a great, informative presentation on Automation. It’s a hot topic in IT today, and there are many ways teams can incorporate automation in their environment. Brett discusses various automation techniques, including orchestration, provisioning