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Managing AWS Parameter Store Secrets with Chef

Managing AWS Parameter Store Secrets with Chef

A quick cookbook to sync secrets in a encrypted Chef data bag to AWS System Manager Parameter Store.

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Pen Testing in AWS

Pen Testing in AWS

Pen testing in the cloud is a different beast than when your are testing on your own hardware. Here are some guidlines to use when Pen testing in AWS. Keep from getting that dreaded In Violation of Terms of Service email!

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What's old becomes new again

thenetworkadministrator.com is not dying but changing. It's been a while since the last time I wrote for thenetworkadministrator. I think I still had hair back then. Time has moved on, and so did I for a while. Now it's time to come full circle and here I am back …

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Virus Insecurity

Viruses are to the IT department, what venereal diseases are to doctors. Once a virus can infiltrate a users contact list, it infects the user and all the people the user has ever had e-mail with. The "I Love You" virus is a perfect example of this; The I Love …

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The Healing Powers of SPAM

The Healing Powers of SPAM

If there were any truth in Internet advertising, with respect to SPAM, the world would be a thinner, more medicated, lower interest rated, a place where lonely housewives finally have a place where they can be appreciated.

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