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7 Minute Security

Jul 27, 2017

Documentation is super boring, right? Yet it's critical to getting your client/audience excited about making their security better!

In this episode I talk about my mixed feelings towards the "big" standards like ISO/NIST/etc. and how a more tactical, down-to-earth documentation approach might be more effective in some...

Jul 19, 2017

Been having a blast working with the beta branch of the Sweet Security project and it anxious to try the latest fixes of the beta branch. Give it a look!

I also spent a lot of time the last few nights playing with Security Onion and love it. After zipping through the install wizard and hitting reboot a few times you're...

Jul 18, 2017

Today's episode is a horror story about how I recently lost 5+ years of CrashPlan backups due to what I'm calling a...small clerical error.

Yes, this oopsie was 100% my fault, but I think backup providers can do a better job of warning us (via text or automated call rather than just email) before blowing away our...

Jul 13, 2017

This week I've continued to play with the awesome Sweet Security IDS solution you can throw on a Raspberry Pi 3. A big update to share is that there is a beta branch which has some cool new features, such as the ability to break the Bro + ELK stack across multiple machines.

I also lost a lot of sleep these last few days...

Jul 5, 2017

I've been wanting to get a Bro IDS installed for a long time now - and for several reasons:

  1. It looks fun!

  2. My customers have expressed interest

  3. It will be part of my upcoming ILTACON session.

So this weekend I started getting the hardware portion ready, which includes: