Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
The latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast: "How Secure is Microsoft 365?" features Paul Schnackenburg, Microsoft Certified Trainer, discussing the intricate details and inner workings of Microsoft 365 security. We leave no stone unturned to understand just how secure M365 is and how it holds up in today’s ever-changing threat landscape.
We're also looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.
As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.
A Free Tool
Aigur is a generative-AI building assistant that makes it easy to create multi-user applications to manage pipelines, user plans and security. Choose among predefined pipelines or define the backend logic with a visual pipeline editor, and then each node in the pipeline will generate customizable code. Provides a simple API for managing users' flows, offers predefined integrations for popular generative AI engines, a choice of security strategies and analytics. Currently free while in beta and will remain free for personal use thereafter.
Another Free Tool
TRex Stateless GUI is a graphical user interface for TRex. Allows you to connect and manage TRex instances up to TRex v2.87—with the ability to preview all ports along with their status and statistics; assign traffic to a specific port and start the traffic; update the bandwidth and multiplier options on the fly; a dashboard to view the port details, stream details, latency details, global statistics and charts; logger view to preview server messages and advanced logger view to see all the JSON requests sent to the server and its responses. A hearty thanks goes to Sanderhh for the recommendation.
Cybersecurity Webinar Library features the latest security-related live webinars and a variety of on-demand content from the experts at Hornetsecurity. This ever-evolving list includes the latest insights, plus in-depth discussion of strategies and best practices for defeating today's constant barrage of email threats—from phishing scams to data breaches—so you can learn how best to protect your digital assets.
Yet Another Free Tool
Excel Formula Bot is an AI-powered tool that enables you to create complex Excel formulas using everyday language. Can both generate a formula from your description as well as explain what a given formula does—including VBA, SQL and regex, apps scripts and more. Free version includes 5 formula requests per month.
PowerShell.org Youtube Channel is the place to find some insightful talks and presentations for those interested in learning more about PowerShell. You'll find TechSession webinars, PowerShell Summit session recordings, and other educational content to enhance your understanding and help you improve your skills. jantari appreciates their "recordings of worthwhile talks."
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
Shottr is a small and speedy screenshot app for MacOS with some nice features like scrolling screenshots, pixelate and remove objects, OCR/QR, markup and more. drewj2017 says, "Have not found a more useful screenshot tool on any OS. I’d kill for a windows alternative for work."
Executor helps you quickly launch programs and internet searches, manage clipboard and running apps, and provides a calculator, customizable file path autocomplete and browsable history. JaJe92 adds, "Best file indexer I am still using… use a combo of key, quickly type partial name of a software/file/folder, press enter and you're in."
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.