Friday, January 22, 2021

How to Monitor OpenVPN Connections using openvpn-monitor tool

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to monitor OpenVPN connections using openvpn-monitor tool. This tutorial focuses on monitoring OpenVPN connections established using the OpenVPN Community Edition. OpenVPN CE provides a de-facto standard for creating a secure VPN connections over the internet using a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS. While scouring the Internet for the tools that...

Install and Configure Tripwire Security Monitoring tool on CentOS 8

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and configure Tripwire security monitoring tool on CentOS 8. Tripwire is available is as an open source and commercial version. In this setup, we will learning how to install and setup the open source version of Tripwire. So, What is Tripwire? It is one of the leading Host-based Intrusion Detection tools....

Install and Setup Lynis Security Auditing tool on CentOS 8

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and setup Lynis security auditing tool on CentOS 8. Lynis is an open-source security tool that can perform an in-depth system security scan in order to evaluate the system’s security profile. Due to its simplicity and flexibility, Lynis can be used to achieve the following; Automated Security auditingCompliance testing (e.g. PCI, HIPAA, SOx)Penetration...

Install and Setup Lynis Security Auditing tool on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and setup Lynis security auditing tool on Ubuntu 20.04. Lynis is an open-source security tool that can perform an in-depth system security scan in order to evaluate the system’s security profile. Due to its simplicity and flexibility, Lynis can be used to achieve the following; Automated Security auditingCompliance testing (e.g. PCI,...

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 traffic using...

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 Wazuh agents...

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 focuses on...

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 related features...

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 enables web application defenders to gain visibility into...

Configure Squid Proxy OpenLDAP Authentication on pfSense

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Welcome to our tutorial on how to configure Squid Proxy OpenLDAP authentication of pfSense. Squid Proxy supports different types of authentication method, one of them being the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). Squid proxy authentication ensures that only authenticated users can access the Internet as a way of filtering Internet access for individuals. In our previous guide, we provided a...