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Secure by Default – Why did it take something like GDPR to do this?

Secure by Default – Why did it take something like GDPR to do this?

I look at Twitter, and see everyone talking about the massive amounts of emails surrounding the changes companies are having to make as a result of GDPR. What is GDPR? Well if you like to read legislation, you can start here:¬†https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679&from=EN. That’s a lot of info and legalese. One of the things that I took from reading the GDPR legislation, was that data needs to be secure by default. Data doesn’t need to be secured after the fact, but by…

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How long does it take to… Enable vSAN Encryption?

How long does it take to… Enable vSAN Encryption?

With the addition of Data at Rest Encryption to vSAN in 6.6, I get this question… A LOT. Typical questions The typical question is something like this: “Hey Jase, how long will it take me to enable vSAN Encryption on my vSAN cluster?” Sometimes I’ll also get a “And I have 6 nodes with X much capacity, Y cache devices, and I’m using Z storage policy.” Asking this question is like asking “Hey Jase, how long will it take for…

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