I’m building a new home network, which for me means upgrading certain hardware, and acquiring new hardware over time. The far-reaching plan is to build a solid 10 Gigabit Ethernet-based network, with guest WiFi, proper VLANs, and the ability to… Read More »Review: Ubiquiti Networks’ Unifi Dream Machine Pro (UDM-Pro) in a home network
Before the public cloud was such a prevalent service, I spent most of my days (and evenings) building On-Premises solutions. Ordering racks and servers for those racks, planning to cable, and finally installing and configuring everything was very tangible. You… Read More »Hey Microsoft Azure, where is my data?
About a month ago, I decided to remove all Google Analytics tracking, telemetry, and analytics from this site. Initially, I started using GA years ago, when I wanted to see what kind of content seems interesting for my audience, and… Read More »A practical look at using Cloudflare to protect and optimize my site
Microsoft Azure, with its numerous services and capabilities, is a significant platform. Depending on what a company might enable or employ from Azure, securing it might be trivial and challenging at the same time. I often consult with organizations of… Read More »Securing Microsoft Azure in 10 steps
Today I’m writing about something fairly esoteric – an open-source project called Teslamate and how to set it up so that I can access it securely. Even if you don’t have plans to deploy Teslamate, I feel it’s still useful… Read More »Building secure access to Teslamate using Azure
Legacy authentication (or just legacy auth for short) is something that each organization should ensure is no longer used. It’s a vast topic, with several ramifications and things to consider. In this article, I’ll focus on how to disable and… Read More »Discovering and blocking legacy authentication in your Azure and Microsoft 365 subscriptions
Today, I received a warning from Microsoft stating that some of my Azure Storage accounts were publicly accessible. I wasn’t entirely certain if this was because of a recent change I’ve done, or perhaps I’ve left one or more Storage… Read More »Checking and removing public access on Azure Storage accounts using Azure Cloud Shell
Last week, Garmin’s services mostly went down. This meant that all Garmin devices, among others, wouldn’t sync data between the mobile app (Garmin Connect) and Garmin’s cloud-based services. You also couldn’t configure a new Garmin watch, for example. Garmin was… Read More »Thoughts on the Garmin outage and possible ransomware attack