Iceland and the New Need for Free Speech and Cryptography

The name Wikileaks has become part of the general vernacular ever since their release of the 91k+ documents related to the US war in Afghanistan.  But another related topic has only been touched upon as a side note to the leakage of these once secret documents.  Iceland has recently only been on people’s minds in […]

Cloud security: Is it raining in the cloud?

SC has a good write up on cloud computing security: Cloud computing, as least as a concept, is being driven largely by economics. It is generally less costly to run applications, add capacity and increase storage in the cloud, rather than investing in new hardware and software, and bringing on additional staff and beefing up […]

Locking Down Access to Scalr Web Interface

I wanted to touch briefly on the security concerns for having Scalr accessible via the Internet. If you are running your own install of Scalr this is an important factor before even adding the first farm. For my own sake I will not getting into my exact setup, but instead talk about a few approaches […]

OpenVPN Setup

I found the setup and configuration of OpenVPN to be very easy and straight forward.  Much easier than setting up IPSec for sure.  It was as easy as doing a yum install openvpn then editing the configuration file to fit my needs.  One thing I also installed was the OpenVPN Webmin module.  The way I […]

Monitoring Your Racks for Cheap

When we were setting up our locking cabinets at the new data center for my job I was wondering how to actively monitor the security around our cabinets. Being that only myself and the data center staff have keys to the cabinets I wanted to be able to monitor when anyone entered them. I came […]