IT Pro Tuesday #257

Mon, 06/26/2023 - 12:13


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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

On the latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast: "Tips and Tricks for Working with CISOs,” we explore the multifaceted nature of working with CISOs on security awareness. You’ll hear some nice tips and tricks for fostering effective partnerships in the ever-evolving security and compliance landscape.

As always, we're 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.

We’re also updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

Microsoft IAS/NPS Log Viewer/Interpreter streamlines the analysis and interpretation of log files generated by the Internet Authentication Service and Network Policy Server, which can be helpful when investigating authentication and authorization issues in infrastructure. Xenith19 finds it to be a “good parser for MS RADIUS logs."

Microsoft IAS/NPS Log Viewer/Interpreter


Traversy Media Youtube Channel offers a nice collection of web development and programming tutorials on the latest technologies. Their insightful videos cover classics like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; advanced frontend frameworks such as React and Vue; and even backend technologies like Node.js, Python, and PHP. Our thanks for the recommendation go to Maudib420.

Traversy Media Youtube Channel

Another Free Tool

poudriere is a powerful port/package build and test system with a focus on package production and bulk building for FreeBSD. This easy-to-use, parallelized solution relies solely on the base system and can build the entire portstree. Supports building packages for different FreeBSD versions, and ensures compatibility with any package management tool by organizing packages in an identical layout to official mirrors. qci considers it a favorite tool.


A Tip

A quick hint for Windows admins, compliments of Oliver: “You can set a program or window to a specific size & position by first placing it where and how you want it—then, hold shift and click the X button to close the window. The next time you open it, it'll be in the same position. This works for Windows Explorer windows, programs, and even things like 'new messages' in Outlook."


One More Free Tool

Karabiner-Elements is a keyboard customizer for MacOS that allows you to adjust things to your liking, plus includes cool features for creating device-specific modifications that alter the behavior of function keys and setting up complex modification rules. MyUshanka appreciates that it can "map keyboard shortcuts, including remapping existing ones."


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Vivaldi is a personal browser that offers unparalleled customization options and integrated features, without compromising speed or security. Allows you to tailor every aspect of your browsing experience, including managing multiple tabs with an innovative tab stacks feature. OrangeEdilRaid explains: ”There is a ton of customization that you can do. Lots of tab organization tools. Custom search keyword, mouse gesture—just excellent and frequently updated."

Windows Repair Toolbox is a portable program that incorporates a wide range of free diagnostic and problem-solving tools for Windows. Simplifies troubleshooting by automatically downloading the appropriate software for your Windows edition. 1ncorrectPassword explains, "With so much remote work and help, I use this on the daily! Replaced my USB of tools.… Honestly can't recommend it enough. Saved me so much time."

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

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