© "Security is key and Devops is life" ~ Antonio Cheltenham

4 Sep 2017

Objective: Build a Proof of Concept to pull events from Okta and feed them into Splunk.

We are going to perform the act of pulling events from Okta api, send them through a Kafka cluster and finally pulling them in to Splunk for long term storage and analysis.  

The star...

27 Aug 2017

It took me a little over a year to get my vagrant lab functional where I was automating build environments to pen-test also for the purpose of trying new software and was relatively comfortable creating the necessary configuration files etc. I was quite please with the...

14 Aug 2017

The final piece of the puzzle was using Chef as my tool of choice to provision servers I spun up using vagrant. I fell in love with how robust Chef is as a solution to not only keep detailed inventory of my systems but also how well it delivered on configuration manage...

13 Apr 2017

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So today is a good day .. played around with some familiar technology and some new ones, but at the end of the day a SecBot was born. A combination of Slack, Hubot and Powershell,  customized with security in mind, made me the happiest person in th...

29 Mar 2017

Now I am loving life, I feel so empowered, my brain is firing on all cylinders. (You might want to read my previous post to see how I got to this euphoric state). I always love the art of programming but never excelled at it because I couldn't think of any software to...

25 Mar 2017

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The objective....

This journey started when I thought "How nice would it be to enhance my security skill set by running tests in a controlled environment" So I did like any eager engineer would - Head to the "Lab". (Two laptops on docking...

19 Mar 2017

So as you may have noticed. I haven't posted anything in a while. This was because I changed jobs and then changed rolls within this new company. 

My kungfu, having spent almost 2 years at one of the top UCaaS start-ups in the world have increased tremendously. 

My Enter...

12 Sep 2016

It is true, antivirus is not enough to protect us in that cesspool of digital gunk called the internet. There are still persons out there looking to take advantage of the less knowledgeable. Taking their money, invading their person data and even stealing their entire...

12 Sep 2016

Kudo go out to twitter for standing up to particular groups out there that uses social media a medium to carry out questionable acts in the name of religion. The unfortunate backlash were threats made against Twitter’s founderJack Dorsey and to the company as a whole....

12 Sep 2016

WHO WHAT WHEN

The 3 W’s that are very important in the security realm and no, not World Wide Web. Having said that change auditing solutions are very important to security model of any organization and the guys at Lepide Software have provided some tools to make our job...

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