Implement Policy Changes and Staging with Dynamic Access Control

Implement Policy Changes and Staging

This post will show you how to implement policy changes and staging with regards to auditing using Dynamic Access Control (DAC). This allows us to stage and test a central access policy before actually using it in production. This is a useful feature, as implementing DAC can be complex to work with.

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How to Restore a Deleted File in Linux

Restore a deleted file in Linux

If you’ve accidentally deleted a file in Linux, don’t worry, you can probably still restore it as long as that area of disk has not yet been overwritten. This post will show you how to easily restore a deleted file in Linux.

Foremost is able to search a disk or raw image file to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures.

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Install PowerShell 5 in Windows Server 2008 R2

Download WMF 5.1 to a Windows Server 2008 R2 System

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 contains PowerShell 5.1. By default Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 runs the older PowerShell version 2. By downloading and installing WMF 5.1 to a Windows Server 2008 R2 system, we can upgrade it to PowerShell version 5.1.

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Implement Work Folders in Windows Server 2016

Implement work folders

In this post I’ll show you how to implement Work Folders with a Windows Server 2016 file server and Windows 10 client. Work Folders allow a user to access their files from an internal file server remotely over the Internet.

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Prevent File/Directory Modification, Deletion and Renaming in Linux

Immutable files in Linux

In order to prevent a file or directory from being accidentally or intentionally modified, renamed or deleted in Linux, we can set the immutable flag which will disable this functionality.

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The Importance of HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

Why HSTS is important

The HTTP Strict-Transport-Security (HSTS) header can be used to increase the security of a website. In this post we’ll discuss how it works, why it’s important and why you should consider using the HSTS header.

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Implement BitLocker Recovery Process using self-recovery and recovery password retrieval solutions

Implement BitLocker Recovery Process using self-recovery and recovery password retrieval solutions

What happens if you forget your BitLocker PIN or lose the key? We can implement BitLocker recovery process using self-recovery and recovery password retrieval solutions in Windows Server 2016.

There are a few different methods of recovering BitLocker which we’ll cover here.

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Which Version Of Linux Mint Am I Running?

How To Check Linux Mint Version

This post will show you how to check which version of Linux Mint you are running. This can be done both through the graphical user interface or command line, we’ll cover both options here.

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Configure SMB signing via Group Policy

Configure SMB Signing via Group Policy

The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is used to provide file and print sharing in a Microsoft based network. To help detect man in the middle (MITM) attacks that may modify SMB traffic in transit, we can configure SMB signing via group policy. By digitally signing SMB packets the client and server can confirm where they originated from as well as their authenticity.

SMB packet signing is available in all supported versions of Windows. Microsoft also note that depending on factors such as the SMB version, file sizes, and specific hardware in use, SMB packet signing can degrade the performance of SMB, which is to be expected as we’re signing every packet that goes across the network, which adds overhead.

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How To Install LXDE GUI In Debian 9 Linux

Install LXDE desktop manager in Debian 9 Stretch Linux

By default a full installation of Debian 9 Linux will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed Debian without the GUI we can always install it later, or otherwise change it to one that is preferred.

This quick guide will cover how to install LXDE on Debian 9 Stretch, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using Debian as a desktop.

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