When you implement a Websense proxy solution and you don’t guy one of their appliance then you have to setup the proxy components yourself. This can be fairly easily done on a CentOS install running on VMWare or Hyper-V. This how to will walk you through getting a Websense Content Gateway (otherwise known as a WCG) with version 8.0.1 on an appropriate virtual host.
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The repositories for Ubuntu don’t have Transparent Support enabled for Tinyproxy. Some firewalls and corporate installations need to use transparent proxies if they are internally redirecting. This post will guide you through building Tinyproxy from source on Ubuntu 12.04 as a complete installation and working system.
I couldn’t find any decent guides out there on how to make this work, so I thought I’d put one together. Hopefully my research will come in useful for someone else… Warning this is a little more in-depth than my usual tutorials, but I promise it will be worth it in the end.
Creating a CSR to enable you to get an SSL certificate cannot be easier on Nginx especially when you use OpenSSL.
SSH onto your Linux box as usual.
Having worked in Information Governance and Assurance for a few years now I have yet to come across any information regarding information security and ethics. Which to me is an area where more thought into the issues surrounding what we do as InfoSec Professionals and the ethical ramifications.
There are discussions surrounding disclosure, and how to disclose things like flaws and bugs to the appropriate authorities but little to dictate how we should do our work on a regular basis.
Take the following scenarios (all based on my experiences) and see if you came up with the same decision, and let us know in the comments how you feel about them. Continue reading →