Attitude is Everything

A good friend and colleague of mine and I had a conversation today about the video "InterView - Attitude is everything - Film By Nithesh".  WARNING: There is NSFW (Not Safe For Work) language in the video. In the video, an interviewer is looking for a candidate to fill a role. The interesting bit is why... Continue Reading →

Career Days

I have had (and continue to have) the pleasure of helping my two children learn and grow into the amazing, wonderful young adults that they are today. Every year their schools have "Career Days" where people in the community take some time away from their work and share with students what it is like to... Continue Reading →

Hearing the feedback?

Those of you that read my blog and maybe know me in person/on Twitter know that I love teaching. I think it mostly stems from not getting enough attention as a kid. 😉 [Just kidding Ma.] This past year I had the honor of presenting to both of my kids' schools about my work and... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall – Part 3

And now we get to the meat (or if you are a vegetarian, the tofu) of Untangle: the Apps. Apps extend the basic functionality of the system and add the real security capabilities. I'll take you through the four free ones ("Lite" versions) that I use for my home.Web Filter LiteThe Web Filter Lite app allows... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall – Part 2

Let's dive deeper into the configuration options of the Untangle Firewall.NetworkThe "Network" config option has all the info to set up the device to talk on your network. I should mention now that to "close" a panel, you need to visit the lower right of your screen and choose an option. I say this because, on my... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Unwrapping the Onion

If you've read my last post, then your home network is configured for monitoring.CAVEAT - I'm not an expert in IDS alerts, SNORT/Suricata rule-writing, network traffic analysis, making waffles from scratch or SecurityOnion and the projects that are implemented within SecurityOnion. I'm just a guy that has put this up and home and found it... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Setting up the Onion

If you've read any of my other posts you'll know, I'm a geek. But when it came to my home network, I tried to keep it simple. In fact, for network security, I took a policy-based versus technical approach. The policies were in the form of agreements between my kids and my wife and I... Continue Reading →

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