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Windows PowerShell: Automating common admin tasks

Back in 2012, I wrote a number of blog posts that highlighted the efficacy of PowerShell and how it could be used to make your life as a sysadmin easier. This article builds on Windows PowerShell: Extracting Strings Using Regular Expressions, Windows PowerShell: Essential Admin Scripts (Part 1), and Windows PowerShell: Essential Admin Scripts (Part […]

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Top 10 Free System Troubleshooting Tools for SysAdmins

Here are 10 of the best free tools / packages for troubleshooting system issues. These tools should help you as an admin to fix the problem or identify the root cause more quickly.

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Top 20 Free Digital Forensic Investigation Tools for SysAdmins

Here are 20 of the best free tools that will help you conduct a digital forensic investigation. Whether it’s for an internal human resources case, an investigation into unauthorized access to a server, or if you just want to learn a new skill, these suites a perfect place to start.

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Last month’s top cybersecurity stories – June 2018

What stories hit the news in the month of June. Ticketmaster customers hacked pretty badly. What will GDPR do about it? Cryptocrash at South Korea’s Coinrail to the tune of $40 Billion. Apple to close iPhone privacy hole used by FBI.

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Windows PowerShell: Extracting Strings Using Regular Expressions

This post has been reviewed in 2018 and its information is still relevant. We also recently published another post with information about how to automate common admin tasks with PowerShell.  Windows PowerShell is a powerful (no pun intended!) command line scripting language built on top of the .NET framework. Version 2.0 of Windows PowerShell comes […]

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Email data leaks just got riskier

The GDPR brings some big changes to the way companies must handle data, and that includes data in email messages. Email may be the weak spot in your data security strategy, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Unintended Consequences: GDPR impacts you didn’t see coming

Enforcement officially began on May 25 and while it has created hassles and even havoc for companies scrambling to comply, it also brings some benefits for “data subjects” – that’s you, if any organization collects, processes or stores personal information about you – even those who don’t live in Europe.

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Copy and Paste is not working on my Remote Desktop Connection… what’s wrong?

How to troubleshoot copy and paste problems when connected to a remote machine. A very annoying occurrence that I sometimes suffer is when all of a sudden the copy and paste function stops working when I am connected to a remote machine.

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GDPR deadline is here: Now what?

It’s May 25, 2018 and the GDPR enforcement date is upon us. After many months of scrambling to make the transition, thanks to the vagueness of some of the provisions, many organizations are still uncertain as to whether they’re fully in compliance.

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Win10 April Update: What’s new for IT pros? (Part 2)

In the Windows 10, version 1803 update there is a group of enhancements that probably aren’t of much interest to most consumers but are significant additions for IT pros. That’s what we’ll be discussing here in Part 2.

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