IDS Configuration for Beginners (BSides San Antonio 2018)

This past weekend I presented a talk at BSides San Antonio titled “IDS Configuration for Beginners.” Here’s the abstract from the conference website:

Whether you’re securing your home network or a corporate campus an Intrusion Detection Sensor (IDS) is a great tool to detect and identify threats on your network such as brute force attacks, malware infections, and active intrusions by malicious actors. In this talk we will discuss where to place your IDS for maximum effectiveness, a brief discussion of some IDS solutions on the market, and walk through a basic IDS configuration live on stage.

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Configuring a Load Balanced WordPress Website with the Rackspace Cloud

I’ve been playing around with the Rackspace Cloud hosting offerings, and as of right now I’ve got this very blog running load balanced on a set of servers. And while it’s a little more complicated than just setting up a single server it really isn’t that hard. In fact, I’ll step you through the process.

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