Greg Hoffer

The Reports of FTP Death are Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of the death of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) have circulated ever since Debian Project announced it was sunsetting the popular and long-lived protocol on November 1 later this year. Don't believe it.

Seriously?! Can You Not Do That? Chapter III - External Internet Access

Between the massive amounts of data flowing through a company, the difficulty of managing its IT systems internally, relying on data synchronization and backup services, and the need to be budget conscious, much of this data may reside outside the firewall. But the use of convenient inward-out systems can put your company at risk if not managed properly.

Protecting Data on IoT’s Rocky Road

Before rushing headlong into the Internet of Things, it's good to know what happens to the data that all those connected devices collect--and how to protect it.

Ho, Ho, Ho! PCI DSS Compliance…Just in Time for the Holidays

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has updated its data security standard. PCI DSS 3.2 went into effect November 1, which means many organizations are now scrambling to come into compliance--while also preparing for the busiest time of the year.

Legacy Tech: Someone or Something Might Be Lurking in The Shadow

Just when you thought it was safe to come to the office, your legacy systems have left you to fend for yourself. In this Experts Corner, expert Greg Hoffer explores the challenges associated with leaving legacy systems behind when moving to new business technologies.