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Lead Image © Amy Walters, 123RF.com

Hardening network services with DNS

The Domain Name System, in addition to assigning IP addresses, lets you protect the network communication of servers in a domain. DNS offers further hardening of network protocols – in particular, SSH fingerprinting and CAA records.
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Photo by Pawel Nolbert on Unsplash

Multicloud management with Ansible

Remain independent of your cloud provider by automatically rolling out virtual machines and applications with Ansible neutral inventory files.
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Lead Image © Alexander Tkach, 123RF.com

QUMBU backup and maintenance tool for Microsoft SQL Server

QUMBU lets database administrators – even those with less experience – perform straightforward SQL Server backups and maintenance checks.

Zero-Ops Kubernetes with MicroK8s

A zero-ops installation of Kubernetes with MicroK8s operates on almost no compute capacity and roughly 700MB of RAM.
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Photo by Mac Gaither on Unsplash

OPA and Gatekeeper enforce policy defaults in Kubernetes

Enforce container compliance in Kubernetes in one of two ways: with Open Policy Agent or Gatekeeper.
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Lead Image © Vlad Kochelaevskiy, Fotolia.com

Ergonomics and security of graphical email clients

We look at the ease of finding a way around current graphical email clients by investigating ergonomics, security, and extensibility.
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Photo by Jan Canty on Unsplash

Security boundaries in Windows

We look at Microsoft security boundaries and protection goals and their interpretation of the different security areas of Windows operating systems and components.
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Photo by Fré Sonneveld on Unsplash

Automate complex IT infrastructures with StackStorm

StackStorm is an open source, event-based platform for runbook automation.
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Lead Image © damedeeso,123rf.com

Manage cluster state with Ceph dashboard

The Ceph dashboard offers a visual overview of cluster health and handles baseline maintenance tasks; with some manual work, an alerting function can also be added.
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Lead Image © vska, 123RF.com

PowerShell scripts for managing Microsoft 365 components

Manage the various components of Microsoft 365 with PowerShell scripts that use modules culled from various Microsoft products.