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R tip: Quick lookup tables with named vectors

Learn an easy method to use key-value pairs in R

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How to script Windows 10 security update installs

You can download Microsoft Windows updates for later deployment across your network. Here's how you script the process.

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How to script a security feature update with Windows 10

Learn how to create a script that will install security and other feature updates at a specific time

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How to take control of Windows 10 security update settings

It's often wise to defer Windows 10 or Server 2019 security updates to let the glitches shake out. Here are the settings needed to make that happen.

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How to manually delay Windows updates

Windows 10 update settings are varied and at times confusing. Here is an exact list of the settings that control when updates will automatically run.

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Linux tip: Learn to use display release commands

In this tip, we look at commands that identify the version of Linux in use on a Linux system – the lsb_release and uname commands.

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Linux tip: Learn to use the shred command

In this Linux tip, we look at the shred command, which removes a file from a disk in a manner that is far more thorough than the rm (remove) command.

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How to use PowerShell to scan for Windows 10 security updates

Want to review Windows 10 security updates and patches before installing them? Run this PowerShell command.

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R tip: Keep passwords and tokens secure with the keyring package

Learn how to store credentials in an encrypted, secure keyring within R

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How to use PowerShell to scan for Windows 10 updates

Here’s how to tell what patches and security improvement are in Windows 10 updates before you install them.

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R tip: Sparklines in HTML tables

Learn how to add sparklines to HTML tables in R with the DT and sparkline packages

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R tip: Quick Interactive Tables

See how to create an interactive HTML table with one line of code. Plus, plenty of customizations

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How Microsoft's Controlled Folder Access can help stop ransomware

Part of Windows Defender in recent updates of Windows 10 and Windows Server, Controlled Folder Access can prevent malware from accessing or changing designated files.

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R tip: Drag-and-drop ggplot

See how the new graphical user interface for ggplot2 works, thanks to the esquisse R package

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R tip: Reshape data with tidyr

See how the tidyr R package’s gather and spread functions work. Plus a bonus look at labeling in ggplot2

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6 steps for building a robust incident response plan

While a lot of energy is put it into avoiding security breaches, it’s not always possible. A solid incident response plan can restrict damage, reduce recovery time and limit the associated costs.

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R tip: Schedule R scripts on a Mac

Learn how to run R scripts from the Mac command line. Then, see how to schedule R scripts with cron jobs and the cronR package.

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R tip: R Markdown tutorial

In this 10th episode of Do More with R, learn how to create HTML, Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, and more that combine text, graphics, and R code

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