This is a collection of hints and tips, how to's, and articles covering IT security issues I have come across.

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Configuring a basic firewall under Ubuntu 14.04

This article provides a quick reference to UFW commands that will create iptables firewall rules are useful in common, everyday scenarios.

Using AIDE to ensure Linux server integrity

AIDE provides an additional layer to your server security not by keeping intruders out but by notifying you as the sysadmin of a possible intrusion.

Enabling the Solaris Auditing subsystem

To configure the Solaris Auditing subsystem on Solaris 9 or Solaris 10 we simply run the bsmconv command-line utility from the /etc/security directory

Enforcing password complexity on Solaris

Solaris 10 is the first version of Solaris to provide a complex set of variables for controlling password strength.

Solaris Secure by Default

This project changes the default configuration of the Solaris OS such that ssh is the only network-listening service.

Solaris Security Toolkit (JASS)

The Solaris Security Toolkit simplifies and automates the process of securing Solaris OS systems and is based on proven security best practices/

Solaris Auditing

Solaris auditing helps to detect potential security breaches by revealing suspicious or abnormal patterns of system usage.

Cryptographic Services Management on Solaris

The Solaris Cryptographic Framework provides cryptographic services to users and applications through user-level and kernel-level commands.