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What did Gartner predict in the 2018 Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, and what are the most important changes from 2017? Take a look at this breakdown of the security tech to watch this year!

Learn what jitter is in networking, when it's a problem, and how to use jitter buffers to help optimize VoIP.

Learn about Network Traffic Analytics (an emerging category of cybersecurity product for threat detection and investigation) including what it is and the benefits of network traffic analyzers for security operations.

What is AIOps, why is Gartner talking about it, and why should you care?

How do you go from being a business major with a casual interest in computer science to landing a job as a web developer in the highly competitive Seattle tech scene? Here's how I did it, at least.

Almost 70% of exposed records in 2017 were due to misconfigurations in services like Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Here's how to be smart and secure on S3.

Learn about the new features and capabilities of Reveal(x) Summer 2018, the network traffic analyzer that helps SecOps teams act with confidence and resolve threats faster than any other security analytics solution.

See the difference between what ExtraHop Reveal(x) sees and what Darktrace sees—or doesn't see—during a brute force attack and sensitive database compromise.

Instead of viewing the added networking overhead of microservices as a tax, learn how to make it pay off for your business!

How can your SOC resolve security issues up to 77% faster than anyone else? Check out the visual comparison of automated investigation vs. a multi-tool workflow to find out!

What's the real, unsung value of microservices, and how can you take full advantage of this newly popular architecture? Read the blog to find out!

Network scanning and port scanning aren't inherently hostile, but they're often used maliciously. Learn to tell the difference between safe and hostile scanning on your network.

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