Always take the road less traveled.
The day started with today’s SANS ISC StormCast.
WSUS Reporting with Powershell & WSUS automatic E-mail reports HOWTO – I’m attempting to automate my daily processes, so getting an email from WSUS telling me who needs patches is great. Now to find the time to set it up!
I spent a couple days this week attempting to get my two System I’s to authenticate against the AD domain we are going to. I thought it would be easy, but as with most things IBM it wasn’t. My biggest hurdle was getting the AS/400’s to talk AES to the new Windows 2008 R2 domains.
Not much meat to this one, just a list of links to major products that are affected by ShellShock:
I know the title is rather boring, maybe I will think of something more exciting later. I thought it might be worthwhile to share what I read in regards to information security today, and more importantly why. We infosec professionals read so many blogs, newspapers, and articles today that I’m surprised we read anything for pleasure. Hopefully this helps someone, or at least gives me a reference back to something cool I read later on.
Well it’s looks like the new cyber czar is a noob in the eyes of the greater IT community all because of his “you don’t have to be a coder” comment. First, why would one in the IT field expect someone in management to be able to configure a firewall on their own? j/k Frankly, the cyber czar or any other management position doesn’t need a detailed IT background to succeed where the real problem exist – between the ears of everyone touching a keyboard, mouse, iPad, or smartphone.
It’s been a long while since I wrote a blog entry. Frankly, I’ve just been busy focusing on other things like spending the short summer with my family and dealing with the many changes this merger has brought on me.
It’s all too often I see a threatening email with the subject “Scanned from a Xerox Multifunction Device” which could simply be spam, but it could also carry a malicious payload. These devices come with enough vulnerabilities as it is, and everyone who deploys them should go through all the default settings. All too often, the leasing company brings them in and only pops in the bare minimum to get the device up and running on the network. I try to make my rounds and customize the settings, but how many IT shops actually do.
Hello – I’ve spun up this blog to help me better categorize the many aspects of work I do and help share my experiences without jumbling up too many topics. I may choose to consolidate this back into my main blog at some point.