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Setting up Auditing & Logging of Files/Objects Using Native Windows File Server Tools

In this article I’d like to go through how to setup auditing and logging of files/objects using native Windows File Server tools. Some of my projects over the years have had workstreams implementing security and compliance objectives of logging and auditing activities, particularly file/object access. A lot of the solutions have used CyberArk and Centrify […]


DDOS Attacks and Website Hacking

Very recently, this website suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack. Following on from that, I thought I would write a short blog post on what happened, how I found out about it, the response to recover from the attack, and the lessons learnt. Firstly, this article will be heavily focused on AWS as […]


A Short Guide to Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership of a Cloud

This is a shorter summarised version, of a longer and more detailed blog on calculating the total cost of ownership of a cloud platform. In this post, I cover the essence of how to calculate the TCO, what to include in it and my recommendations for calculating it. Build into the Architecture the Gathering of […]


How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS

In this user guide, we will cover upgrading the Operating System (OS) of our server, in our example, a web server, running Ubuntu 16.04 to version  18.04. Version 18.04 was released of 18.04 on 26 April 2018. With many servers running  Ubuntu being web servers, they also run PHP, and with the latest version of […]