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This is the blog for MindPoint Group's Information Security & Privacy (ISP) division. We hope to use this to contribute to and debate ideas among the ISP community.
28
Sep
2018

Unconventional Automation: Ansible for FedRAMP

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Ansible today is more powerful than it has ever been. Over the past few years it has taken the IT automation world by storm. For sure there are other automation technologies that are ‘better’ or more ‘performant’ within certain niches. But as a general-purpose, one-size-fits-most automation solution, Ansible is the dominant technology. One area where Ansible

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26
Sep
2018

VMware Provisioning and Automation with Ansible

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All, in just a week I am going to be at AnsibleFest in Austin, TX to give a talk and see what others are doing. As part of Fest this year, Ansible wants people to share their automation stories. I wanted to give a quick look at mine as a way of introducing the VMWare

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18
Jul
2018

A Tale Of Two Tools: When Splunk met SecurityCenter

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Co-Authors:  Keith Rhea and Alex Nanthavong It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of technological advancements, it was the age of attack, it was the epoch of cybercrime, it was the epoch of opportunity, it was the season of Remediation, it was the season of Exploitation,

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03
Apr
2018

CloudFront Hijacking

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I recently spent some time exploring the issue of CloudFront domain hijacking. This is not a new issue but I think it has gone mostly unnoticed for a few reasons: CloudFront’s default behavior is not intuitive. Some standard DNS configurations can mislead users into thinking that their vulnerable domains are configured correctly.   In the

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06
Sep
2017

Improving Provisioning in VMware with Ansible

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This coming Thursday, September 7th, MindPoint Group VP for Information Security and Privacy Matt Shepherd will be presenting “Where to Start with Automation” at Ansible Fest San Francisco. Here is a brief synopsis of his talk: AWS and OpenStack get a lot of attention as the cool platforms to build on, and with good reason.

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