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IPS Updates, Splunk, Check Point and You How I Learned to Stop Hating the Term “Zero-Day” but Not Really By:...Read More
Zero Day attacks – you know, the ones that almost EVERY signature in your IPS claim to protect you against? Yep those guys, nasty little things. Basically, if IPS vendors are to be believed, those are the things that don’t … Continue reading →The post IPS Updates, Spl...
When Employees Attack By: Tom Kopchak In late March, a situation was reported on our local news that highlighted several...Read More
In late March, a situation was reported on our local news that highlighted several of the challenges that people in the information security field face. A former scientist at the Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology (located in Akron, … Continue reading →...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .023 – For The Birds Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Steve...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .022 – Ice Cube Plants Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .021 – Jury Duty Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler...Read More
The Ins and Outputs of TCPDUMP By: Nicholas Beris As a Network Engineer, I spend a lot of time on,...Read More
As a Network Engineer, I spend a lot of time on, in, and around the terminal. Many of the systems that I work with are remote and taking the time to download a packet capture in the middle of an … Continue reading →The post The Ins and Outputs of TCPDUMP appeared first on H...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .020 – PyCon Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak),...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .019 – Birthday Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Josh Evans (@jsevans59)...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .017 – DinoRAWRS Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler)...Read More
Social Media Security Awareness by Leigh Goldie When I was in high school, Rockwell released the popular song, Somebody’s Watching...Read More
When I was in high school, Rockwell released the popular song, Somebody’s Watching Me. In it, he examined an array of different people that he worried could be watching him on a daily basis, including his neighbors, the mailman, and … Continue reading →The post Social Media...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .017 – BEATS Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler)...Read More
A New Kind of Terrorism by Tom Kopchak In the post 9/11 era, a stark reality exists. Terrorism poses a...Read More
In the post 9/11 era, a stark reality exists. Terrorism poses a very real threat. At this writing, we face the very real potential for another type of attack – cyber terrorism. The same stringent safeguards protecting the public need … Continue reading →The post A New Kind ...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .016 – Somebody’s Watching Me Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick...Read More
Idle Hands are the Devil’s Tools Support in a Post-UGC World by Jared Olszko While cruising around for an answer...Read More
While cruising around for an answer to a configuration problem I was having this morning, I had an interesting thought.  While it is mostly common knowledge to all of us inside the IT community that “Tier 1 Helpdesk” more often … Continue reading →The post Idle ...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .015 – Super Bowl Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Steve McMaster...Read More
Alternative Search Engines for the Contemporary User by Michael Yanovich When on the Internet, how do you find things? Many...Read More
When on the Internet, how do you find things? Many use a search engine. Currently the most popular search engines that people flock to are Google, Yahoo, Baidu, and Bing. As of January 2011 approximately 98% of all web searches … Continue reading →The post Alternative Searc...
Gaining Access to a Check Point Appliance – Physical Access Trumps All by Tom Kopchak Recently, one of my co-workers...Read More
Recently, one of my co-workers and I were tasked with reconfiguring a Check Point Appliance for use as the main firewall in a lab environment we are building for some internal testing. Because we both are recent hires (and thus, … Continue reading →The post Gaining Access t...
Check Point Life Cycle by Toby Deemer How to Read and Search the Support Life Cycle Documentation This series of...Read More
Check Point Life Cycle by Toby Deemer How to Read and Search the Support Life Cycle Documentation This series of links can help you plan for a Check Point implementation, as well as an upgrade or refresh of a current … Continue reading →The post Check Point Life Cycle appea...
Go Google Yourself By Leigh Goldie Raise your hand, how many of you have Googled yourselves recently? I knew it...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .014 – McMaster Breaks Things Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick...Read More
Shopper Trust – The Zappos Ordeal Sharing is NOT Caring by Bill Mathews During my early morning Twitter-lurking I ran...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .013 – CES Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Steve McMaster (@iamthemcmaster)...Read More
Symantec: What Went Wrong? by Bill Mathews A little while ago some (allegedly) Indian based hackers (ref: http://hlurl.com/8qv, http://hlurl.com/8qw) announced...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .012 – Post-Holidays Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler)...Read More
Plex Frustration – Home Theater PC Problems by Aaron Croyle Honestly, I’m disappointed with the whole media center PC thing....Read More
Holiday Tech-Support by Toby Deemer A brief tale of two PCs. A relative with a Windows machine v. a relative...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .011 – Galaxy Nexus Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Steve McMaster (@iamthemcmaster), Patrick Sayler...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .010 – Passive Aggressive and Immature Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak),...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .009 – Post-Thanksgiving Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler),...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .008 – Full House/Lost Phone Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Steve McMaster (@iamthemcmaster), Patrick...Read More
Education Connection – Knowing Your Network 5 prerequisites for proper security application deployment By: Kyle Capatosto I read a great...Read More