Errata from my SANS SEC542 Class

This post is just a follow-up for things I spoke about during the SANS Rocky Mountain conference held in Denver, CO in June 2014...well...now.MindMaps for Note-takingAs I mentioned in class, one way that I like to organize information during testing and just when taking notes, is in a MindMap format. There are some gorgeous "infographic-type" MindMaps... 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: Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall – Part 1

So I'm going to take a little break from the awesomeness that is SecurityOnion to bring you another free tool for your home networks. Now this one is a little different than the SecurityOnion as it is meant to be placed "in-line" with your network's traffic. This means it can be intrusive if not configured... 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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