IT Pro Tuesday #228
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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
With 2023 just around the corner, Hornetsecurity has assembled a panel of security experts to discuss the biggest security threats of 2023, and you’re invited! Register now for the Cyber Security Roundtable, streamed live on November 30.
We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.
As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.
A Training Resource
BGP4All Workshop is a free resource for those who wish to learn the intricacies of working with BGP routing. It's based on a discontinued program once offered by Cisco that was fortunately adopted by industry volunteers who keep it current for use in Network Operations Group workshops and at other global meetings.
A Free Tool
Helm is a tool for managing pre-configured "Charts" of Kubernetes resources. Provides an easy way to find and use popular software to run in Kubernetes or to share your own Kubernetes applications, create reproducible builds and intelligently manage manifest files. Our appreciation for the recommendation goes to yankdevil.
Windows OS Hub is a blog loaded with posts on Microsoft tech as well as other topics of interest to Windows system administrators. This rather large knowledge base is searchable and sorted into categories, so you can find any explanation or tutorial in the collection that may help solve your latest tech challenge.
Another Free Tool
Kismet is a wireless network and device detector, sniffer and WIDS framework that works with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and some specialized capture hardware. The tool is compatible with most hardware and Bluetooth interfaces on Linux; built-in Wi-Fi interfaces on OSX; and remote captures on Windows 10 under the WSL framework. sliddis explains, "If you need open source, I can highly recommend kismet."
Open Source Security focuses on whatever topics are hot in security, as well as a broad range of areas including IoT, application and operational security, cloud and devops. Hosts Kurt Seifried and Josh Bressers bring a unique open-source spin to each conversation, and oducky_re adds, "they touch regularly on Sysadmin-like topics, definitely worth a listen…"
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
Skipfish is a security testing tool for web applications. It creates an interactive sitemap of the targeted site with a recursive crawl and dictionary-based probes, and then annotates it with output from various active security checks. The final report can serve as a good foundation for professional web application security assessments. Kindly suggested by mclellac.
Firefox Multi-Account Containers divides your browsing into separate color-coded tabs. Allows you to set up proxies and then assign each proxy to a container. Thereafter, each request coming from a particular tab in the container will use the appropriate proxy. electricheat explains, "I use [it] all the time. Either for different accounts, or for having certain tabs use certain proxy configurations."
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.