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1st of November at 13:00 I will be speaking at the SecurityInfo / Data & Cloud Expo about our experiences with NSX micro-segmentation https://www.infosecurity.nl/seminar/X103 https://www.dncexpo.nl/seminar/X103 In this 45 min talk I will discuss  the details of managing micro-segmentation with the VMware NSX Distributed Firewall function. Does it live up to the promise, what are the pitfalls […]

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Thefluffyadmin on April 30th, 2017

There are many ways to quickly provision docker hosts to cloud infrastructures. Dockers own native way is to use docker-machine. Being a vSphere admin I was of course interested in the VMware vSphere driver for docker-machine. The starting resources for this are: https://docs.docker.com/machine/drivers/vsphere/ https://blogs.vmware.com/cloudnative/how-to-use-docker-machine-in-conjunction-with-vsphere-driver/ While I got this working, one of the issues I struggled […]

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Jemimus on September 22nd, 2016

Re-encrypting my work laptop harddrive. Veracrypt is the successor to Truecrypt and its code has been community-vetted to insure there are no ‘back doors’ in it (and its security can be independently verified). The only downside it has is that by default, it uses a rather high header key derivation iteration value (a lot higher […]

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So here is something silly I was running up against. In the end its super simple, but its not obvious, and not easy to google for. I want to equip the new servers are are installing with a standard weekly reboot schedule. I created a batch file that launched shutdown.exe with some fancy parameters, and […]

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Thefluffyadmin on September 22nd, 2005

http://www.waarschuwingsdienst.nl/movies/botnetfilm_en.wmv The Dutch site “Waarschuwingsdienst.nl” (Warningservice) (A part of the Dutch ministry of Economics) has made this animated movie in both Dutch and English. It shows, in an entertaining way, what the threat is from Virusses, Worms, Bots, and how your pc can be turned into a zombie pc. Its a great effort on their […]

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