NMAP – A Free Network Mapping Tool

The Network Mapper (NMAP) is an open-source, free, security scanner that is widely popular, and favorited, amongst security and network analysts. Commercial organizations have tried to emulate it’s effectiveness, but have often failed, usually resorting to integrating it into their platform as an added “feature”.   At it’s core, however, is an extremely powerful tool…

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Securing WordPress in The Enterprise

Approaching a web applications security is as much about mindset as it is about the tools and configurations you deploy. It’s why security professional always talk about people > process > technology. Unfortunately, in almost every incident response instance the former components, of people and process, are often nonexistent.   I blame a lot of…

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Using cURL to test the Performance of a Website

cURL is an amazing tool (available by default on Macs and Linux) that allows an administrator to remotely transfer data and most commonly used against URLs (i.e., websites). Think of it as a terminal-based browser that doesn’t try to parse the HTML. For example, if you want to get the HTML content for noc.org, all…

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