Working Towards An A Rating on SecurityHeaders Report

I’ve long been meaning to update the settings on my blog to improve my rating on the fantastic https://securityheaders.io website. It was created by Scott Helme and aims to help improve the security of a website by providing a rating based on certain attributes. First off let me show you the initial report – it is the source … Read more

Upgrade Trend Micro Smart Protection Server

I finally got round to upgrading the Trend Micro Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliances in my datacenters. I’ve written about them previously including deployment and how to configure SSL/TLS certificates. I noticed that version 3.1 was available and I hadn’t yet installed so figured now would be a good time.   Firstly if you want … Read more

HPE Discover 2016 Pictures

Well HPE Discover in London was awesome – I must have left an impression last year as various HPE reps around the event remembered me. There was so much to see and I wish I’d taken more pictures but I spent more time talking to people. Let’s take a look at some of the pictures … Read more

VMware vRealize Log Insight SSL Available To All

VMware Log Insight (vRealize Log Insight: Intelligent Log Management & Analytics) is a nice product and it’s certainly been useful in my environment. There was however one major issue I had with the product, you had to upgrade your license to gain the ability to replace the default self-signed SSL/TLS certificate on the web interface. … Read more

Trend Micro Smart Protection Server SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

If you run Trend Micro business products you should really consider running a Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliance in your datacenter. In a previous post I stepped through the process of deploying an SPS appliance in a VMware environment. It is possible to deploy to Hyper-V as well so don’t worry if you aren’t running … Read more

Trend Micro Deep Security Multi Factor Authentication

If you’re running the latest version of Trend Micro Deep Security you can now take advantage of a great feature, multi-factor authentication (MFA). This is also known as two factor authentication (2FA). Why is this a good thing? Well these days it’s rare that a week goes by without us hearing about another company being … Read more

VMware vRealize Log Insight Deployment

If you have a VMware environment and you haven’t yet deployed the vRealize Log Insight appliance you really should. While the ‘Log Insight’ platform is a licensed product VMware do provide it with a number of free licenses included so depending on your environment size you may not even need to pay. In this post … Read more

HPE C7000 Blade Chassis SSL Certificate Replacement

The SSL/TLS certificates on my HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) C7000 blade chassis expired this week and therefore required replacing. I’m a strong believer in always replacing certificates with valid ones generated by a certificate authority (CA). In my mind there isn’t much excuse in a business to not have an internal CA for this sort … Read more

Finding Wireless Networks With Aircrack-ng

I rarely write articles on security or ‘hacking’ even though this is an area I have a great deal of interest in – unfortunately work often pulls me in other directions. Today I thought I’d start with something basic which may interest readers and then perhaps future articles will build on this. Let us begin … Read more

Change Supermicro IPMI Admin Password

Changing default passwords is a vital task – it is never a good idea to leave any system credentials as they come ‘out of the box’. With that in mind I’m changing the password on the IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) admin account for my two Supermicro SYS-5028D-TN4T servers.   First off I log onto … Read more