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"I have a person"

An IT admin cohort used a Cisco employee, who was moonlighting, to help configure and manage firewalls. This person was located overseas and trusted by my colleague, but concerns about availability and liability turned me off the idea.Have any of you...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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Security for Switches

Hi all. Beyond port security configurations... I always thought it was important to update firmwares and (now) would enable MFA to access switches. I also improved physical security so that random people couldn't walk up and plug into ports.What do y...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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SSO, MFA, and Conditional Access to WarpSpeed WireGuard VPN

It was a productive day. My primary focus was setting up a SAML/SSO integration with WarpSpeed WireGuard VPN. WireGuard is a modern alternative to IPsec VPNs, simpler, faster, and very affordable for SMEs that need strong perimeter security. Let's fa...

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What VPN do you use?

What VPN software / hardware do you use for your office?We were previously using just a plain Ubuntu server with ppp, ipsec, and strongswan. It worked well, but I couldn't get RADIUS authentication working with it so I had to manually add / remove ac...

steven by Rising Star II
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Resolved! Anyone else using Unifi in their networks?

We've been using (even before I got there) Unifi routers, switches, and wifi access points at both of our local offices. It's been great for the most part, and I can manage the networks from home. VPN to each of the offices using JumpCloud's radius w...

dagryph by Novitiate III
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WiFi Isn't Always the Answer

Chalk this one up to lessons learned. I spent a lot of time and resources improving the wireless network throughout the campus at my previous company. However, WIFi isn't always the answer. A "softphone" app that operates over WiFi isn't dependable e...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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Securing SonicWall Firewall with RADIUS and Push MFA

Some things are too cool not to share. I've recently published articles about how to authenticate into network hardware using RADIUS + TOTP multi-factor authentication (MFA). It works by appending a code to your password after comma, i.e., "Password,...

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JCDavid by Rising Star II
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How can you setup SSH 2FA for switches and routers?

Helping on a project that has a simple requirement — to lock down our switches and routers to have 2FA for administrator access.  But, we’re out of our element on implementing this – and could use advice. We do not have any sort of directory right no...

SWtw by Novitiate I
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SAML Testing is Tough, Make It Easier

It's no secret that setting up SSO can be challenging. SAML is 'all or nothing', so having an IdP that provides open access for testing and tools such as this helps make what could otherwise be a bumpy rollout more seamless. Here's a great free tool ...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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How to Troubleshoot Your WiFi Network

My life would have been a lot easier if having a great network was as easy as configuring the hardware correctly. Sure, that’s an important aspect of it, but there can be many hidden perils that impact how well your network performs. E.g. … I had the...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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Free CISO Tools

Recent events have compelled The Department of Homeland Security's CISA office to declare "shields up" for cyber defenses. It's published a handy list of free CISO tools to protect your devices, data, and network as part of that effort. My former ZDN...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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