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AlienVault OSSIM SSH Access

Today I was troubleshooting an issue and found something absolutely maddening on the default build of AlienVault’s OSSIM server. The SSH server doesn’t start up until VERY late in the boot process. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Jun 22 2017 S01alienvault-depmod -> ../init.d/alienvault-depmod lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Jun 22 2017 S01mongodb -> ../init.d/mongodb lrwxrwxrwx […]

Top three considerations when limiting local administrator rights

Ideally we would always remove administrator rights from all users. But in the real world, we unfortunately must deal with years of technical debt and poor architecture decisions that make the complete elimination of administrator rights difficult (or financially non-viable) for many organizations. So when faced with the task of prioritizing the removal of admin […]

Introducing Infosec Advent

Rendition Infosec is sponsoring a new contest this holiday season to up your infosec skills and make you think (at least a little) about infosec each day. We’re calling the challenge “Infosec Advent” and have set aside $1,000 in prizes to sweeten the pot for those who wish to participate. In all honesty, it would […]