Setting up Security Onion

Setting up security onion can be a pain if you haven’t done it before. If you follow the instructions to the letter, you will be fine, however I am impatient and need to try, and fail, repeatedly so I can memorize how to get it built. First and foremost, you will want to make sureContinue reading “Setting up Security Onion”

Security Basics

My brother called me in a panic. He frantically explained that his email and possibly his social media accounts were compromised. I explained what he needed to do and told him he should do it immediately. A while back my wife’s car got broken into, they didn’t steal anything of value, but they did takeContinue reading “Security Basics”

Why you need an IDS or an IPS

Security Analysts are plagued with hackers potentially compromising their network and infrastructure. This is the main reason that IDS and IPS were created, to help assist with the hunt for intruders. Like the names say IDS is Intrusion Detection System, and IPS is Intrusion Prevention System, I will be going into more detail on whatContinue reading “Why you need an IDS or an IPS”