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Security Lab : Installing Nessus

OSX, Terminal

I created a Ubuntu Server to host a few security-related tools for experimentation and learning. But after installing the firewall I was stuck. I had a very difficult time trying to get the OpenVAS security scanner up and running on Ubuntu 10.04. After many failed attempts I discovered that Ubuntu 10.04 was not my best choice for a host. Ubuntu 10.04 is an older version of the distribution. Most of the security tools I want to use are deprecated on…

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Setting Up an Open Source Security Lab with Ubuntu

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[exif id="36254"] Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash It's been a while since I had dedicated Linux server in my home. In the early days of my career, I maintained a small "data centre" in my basement. It included BSD based network storage via FreeNAS, a LAMP installation, a Linux-based firewall and directory server, and a Windows domain controller. I spent a lot of time trying testing my ideas and messing around with open source software. Over time I replaced…

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Starting a Security Tools Lab at Home

Raspberry Pi's

[exif id="17435"] I recently realised that although I have worked in the information security space for almost 13 years, the last few years I have done less “hands on” work. When my last full-time employer made the switch to a full outsourced IT stack there was less of a need for the security analyst to work with technology. The team made the transition to a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) model with my role morphing into more of an internal…

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