Tag: Ubuntu

Our Ubuntu section has a variety of great tutorials that cover everything from securing your server to transferring an SSL!

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What is Grafana?

Grafana is a data visualization and monitoring tool written in Typescript (frontend) and Go (backend) that allows users to create and edit both log and data graphs and create metrics. Used in conjunction with time series databases such as InfluxDB, Prometheus, Elasticsearch, Grafana can use plugins as templates and ready-made graphs and metrics.

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How to Install Go on Ubuntu 20.04

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What is Go?

Go is a statically typed and compiled programming language developed by Google and is often referred to as Golang due to its domain name. It was created by Rob Pike, Ken Thompson, and Robert Griesemer in 2007 to remove obstacles impacting compilation speeds, ease of programming, and safety. In today’s article, we will discuss the installation requirements of Go and how to install it on Ubuntu 20.04.

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What is Webmin?

Webmin is an open-source web control panel that allows you to administrate your Linux system through a web browser. With a few clicks, you can manage your users, configure the DNS, or tweak your web server. For those who are not big fans of the command line, this must-have tool will make your server administration smooth and easily manageable. In this article, we'll learn how to install and configure Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04 server.

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Introduction

Intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are an ever-present requirement in a cybersecurity infrastructure to ensure a server or internal network is protected. An intrusion detection system is either a hardware device or software program that actively monitors a server or group of servers for network policy violations or malicious activity. Any suspicious activity, attempted attack, or policy violation is reported and logged to a centrally located security information and event management (SIEM) system database, or directly to a security administrator for further review. This article explores Liquid Web’s intrusion detection product called Alert Logic Security and Compliance Suite.

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Introduction

This article will review some of the more technical aspects of Threat Stack. Threat Stack is a platform-independent intrusion detection system (IDS) designed to provide users with a unique view into various integrated server security functions. It monitors both Linux and Windows servers as well as Kubernetes or other container-based server infrastructures to observe behaviors and detect malicious, uncommon, and risky activity.

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SIEM 2

Security Information and Event Management (or SIEM) is a subset of the computer security field, where applications and services join forces with security event management and security information management. When united, these disciplines provide significantly improved real-time statistical data and threat analysis of alerts generated by the related applications. The 2021 Internet Security Threat Report from Sophos denotes that are not only the number of attacks on the rise but also the diverse nature of methodologies and vectors of incursions used. This necessitates the fact that adding a SIEM is especially warranted at this time.

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Introduction

Zabbix is an open-sourced tool used to monitor various IT components such as servers and hardware that they are running, cloud services, whole networks, etc. Zabbix can monitor the network health and integrity of your servers. All monitoring can be done through Zabbix’s web-based frontend. This means that you can quickly check the status of your servers from anywhere! This article describes how to install the Zabbix monitoring tool, create a database, and configure the frontend on Ubuntu 20.04.

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Introduction

In this article, we will be exploring GnuPG or GPG as it is more commonly known. We will discuss if this software platform is still needed, if it will still be useful in the future, and how to install and utilize it. 

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python functions

What is a Python Function? 

In this tutorial, we discuss one of the most useful attributes of Python: the function. Python functions are considered “First Class” objects. A First Class object can be assigned to variables, stored in data structures, passed as arguments to other functions, or even return values from other functions. Other examples of First Class objects in Python are integers, strings, and dictionaries.

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