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Create Kibana Visualization Dashboards for ModSecurity Logs

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to create Kibana visualization dashboards for ModSecurity logs. This tutorial is a continuation of our previous tutorial on how to process and visualize ModSecurity Logs on ELK Stack where we covered various grok filters/regular expressions for extracting various fields from the ModSecurity audit logs. Hence, before you can proceed, ensure...

Process and Visualize ModSecurity Logs on ELK Stack

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to process and visualize ModSecurity Logs on ELK Stack. ModSecurity is an open source, cross-platform web application firewall (WAF) module developed by Trustwave’s SpiderLabs. Known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of WAFs, it enables web application defenders to gain visibility into HTTP(S) traffic and provides a power rules language and API to...

Configure OpenVPN to Prompt for Credentials on Logon on Windows Systems

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Welcome to our tutorial on how to configure OpenVPN to prompt for credentials on logon on Windows systems. In most cases, you may want to configure OpenVPN to run automatically on system startup. However, if you are using authentication based OpenVPN setup, it means that for this to work, you need to put your...

Configure Request Tracker (RT) to send Mails using MSMTP via Office 365 Relay

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to configure Request Tracker (RT) to send mails using MSMTP via Office 365 Relay.  Request Tracker (RT) is an enterprise-grade issue tracking/ticketing system that allows organizations to keep track of various tasks to be done, tasks completed, and when tasks were (or weren’t) completed. Seamless Email...

Install and Setup Suricata on CentOS 8

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and setup Suricata on CentOS 8. Suricata is a free and open source network threat detection engine. It can function as an intrusion detection (IDS) engine, inline intrusion prevention system (IPS), network security monitoring (NSM) as well as offline pcap processing tool. It works by inspecting network...

Install and Setup Wazuh Server in CentOS 8/Fedora 32

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and setup Wazuh server in CentOS 8/Fedora 32. Wazuh is an open-source tool for visibility, security detection, and compliance. It is a fork of OSSEC HIDS with additional integration with ELK stack and OpenSCAP. The Wazuh stack consists of the Wazuh server (manager), the ELK stack, and the...

Install and Setup Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and setup Passbolt password manager on Ubuntu 20.04. Passbolt is is a free, open source, self-hosted, extensible, OpenPGP based password manager that enables teams to securely store their personal as well as share their common credentials. It is available both a subscription based and community edition. This tutorial...

Install and Setup LEMP Stack on Ubuntu 20.04

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Welcome to our tutorial on how to install and setup LEMP stack on Ubuntu 20.04.  LEMP Stack is a group of open source tools commonly used for developing and deploying web applications. It consists of the Linux Operating System (Ubuntu 20.04 in this case), lightweight and powerful Nginx (Engine-X) web server, MySQL/MariaDB RDBMS and the server-side scripting language, PHP.

How to Configure NTP Server on pfSense

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure NTP server on pfSense. pfSense software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of...

Restrict Access to WordPress Login Page to Specific IPs with libModSecurity

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to restrict access to WordPress login page to specific IPs with libModSecurity. libModSecurity is also known as ModSecurity version 3.0. ModSecurity is an open source, cross-platform web application firewall (WAF) module developed by Trustwave's SpiderLabs. Known as the "Swiss Army Knife" of WAFs, it...