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What is Elastic Search | Log Stash | Kibana or “ELK”

What is Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana or “ELK” and how can I use it as a security professional? ELK is at it’s most basic a data processing, data storage and data visualization software trio.  Logstash provides automated ingestion of  of text data allowing for a limited amount of data normalization and standardization.  Elasticsearch is the data storage solution

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Time to start fresh, with a new blog site.

Wow… It has been awhile and the site is still a mess. Over the last year I haven’t contributed to this blog the way I had originally anticipated and expected to.  My job has changed, I travel a lot more and have trouble blogging about IT operations as I have in the past.  Currently all

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Certification or Degree?

Is it better to get certifications or a degree? What does the industry look for?  Which one will get me hired? I have researched and debated these questions with lots of professionals within the IT security Industry. While each has their own answer I have been able to generalize their responses into a general feel

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Against my better judgment… I Love Windows 8

6 months ago I can remember saying things like “I will never upgrade to windows 8, I love windows 7”, or “You have windows 8, I’m so Sorry”, and “You want a start menu…  um… download one to “hack” your computer:.  I think the worst of it was when my father in law got a

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Big Data Intelligence for Security

What is big data? And how can my organization use it with Security? There is an idea  within Theoretical Computer Science that involves when working with algorithms to classify down into two categories. The first being complexity theory and the later computability.  Complexity theory looks at several factors when calculating the total completion time of a given algorithm.  It

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Giac 2700

Are you looking into getting the GIAC 2700 certification. Have you asked yourself these questions: Is it part of your degree program? Are you considering the CISSP to the GIAC 2700? Why are you looking to get this certificate? Do you need to work with the 2700 standards? I received my GIAC 2700 certificate while

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Should you get the CISSP certification

  Thinking about getting the CIsSP Certification?  Your not alone… The CISSP is the standard cert. for getting into the IT security industry.  While I currently don’t have a CISSP, I did get the GIAC 2700 (which is similar).   As i have considered getting this cert, I think about several questions. 1.  Will this certification

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Free Tools I can’t live without

Every administrator has those list of tools that they can’t live without.  Here is the list of tools that I can’t live without.   NotePad ++    I use this program when ever I need to edit any type of documents.  I find that Notepad++ does a much better job displaying and editing different types

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Thinking about building Mobile App Online

Building an app can be hard.  Even harder can be knowing how to get started.  I have brought together a list of features that you can expect to see from online app building tools.  These questions will help you understand which online tool is best for you. Looking to build your app for FREE?  Does

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The App Builder

Features Supports iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone Windows 8 and HTML5 compatible devices. Quick Start Widget Have your app up within mins Insert your own Logo, splash screen, icons and color scheme. live updating – Easy of Use The building wizard has a great look and feel as you navigate through it. Template: The use of  

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