ELK 5 on Ubuntu: Pt. 1 – Installing and Configuring Ubuntu 16.04

In this post I am going to cover the steps needed to install and configure Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop as the base operating system for what is going to become the ELK Stack server. My intention with this first post is Continue reading

Stopping Bots and Website Scrapers from scanning your sites on IIS with URL Rewrite…

Bots and Website Scrapers can be a serious annoyance to anyone who is responsible for administering a website and the more sites and servers you are responsible the more of a problem it can become. Every request a bot or Continue reading

Metasploit Framework basics on Kali Linux – Owning a Windows Server

In this post I want to talk about the basics of using the Metasploit Framework that is included on the latest version of Kali Linux. If you don’t already know the Metasploit Framework is a project that makes writing and Continue reading

How I remotely access and manage my servers even when they are powered off!

In this video I talk about how I remotely access the servers in my videos “Out-of-band” aka via a Java console even when they are powered off. I have received quite a few questions about this one and figured it Continue reading

ELK Stack Pt. 2: Collecting logs from remote servers via Beats

In one of my recent posts, Installing Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana (ELK) on Windows Server 2012 R2, I explained how to setup and install an ELK server but it was only collecting logs from itself. That in itself isn’t very Continue reading