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Friendly Request      18-May-2017     39  
Just a quick request to all of you Web Designers, WordPress Guru’s and SEO experts that keep contacting me. Please stop sending me messages asking if I want my personal blog site (i.e. this s...
Microsoft a while back released Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) as an extension of the System Center components you use On-premises. That means any instance in any cloud, including your...
Don’t miss @hyperfish Facebook live stream from @SharePointFest #spfestdc @helloitsliam @AndyHuneycutt @vladcatrinescu https://t.co/iqeROcySpQ ...
Office 365 Security and Compliance      13-Apr-2017     97  
One of the areas that I am enjoying working with is the Security and Compliance components built into Office 365 and of course Azure. I just posted a few posts over at SharePoint Pro that are about...
Testing Metasploit against a vulnerable service      13-Apr-2017     39  
When learning security and hacking, one of the key tools that *everyone* uses is Metasploit. The downside is that to really play with it you need a vulnerable system, which unless you download some...
Interesting InfoGraphic about Car Cracking      07-Feb-2017     135  
Was sent a message from the guys over at Select Car Leasing with a link to this post and Infographic about Car Cracking. Well worth looking at as it talks about some of the most vulnerable vehicles...
New course @Pluralsight      30-Dec-2016     162  
Today my course that I have been working on for the past few months is now live. The course is called “SharePoint Security End-to-End“. The premise of the course is the need to make sur...
SQL Installation on Server Core      23-Dec-2016     150  
This is really a note to myself, to remind me what commands I used to installed SQL Server 2016 with Database, Analysis and Integration Services, on a Windows Server 2016 Core server (in a LAB envi...
Great Infographic from Microsoft      13-Dec-2016     182  
Cyber-attacks are getting more sophisticated—often using social engineering, zero-day vulnerabilities, and even misconfiguration to break into corporate networks. Thousands of such attacks were rep...
Azure Information Protection      27-Sep-2016     251  
One of the new features that is about to go live is “Azure Information Protection“, which in reality is the cloud version of “Rights Management Services” but better. You can...
Reminder Note to Self ...
SharePoint 2016 Data and Compliance Webinar      12-Sep-2016     221  
Join me on September 21st, for a webinar on “SharePoint 2016 Data and Compliance“, this Webinar will be 3 x 1 hour sessions throughout the day. You can register using the link below. ht...
Mr Robot      12-Sep-2016     212  
What have been the top 5 hacks from Mr. Robot, well head over to the “Pwnie Express” site and read more. The Infographic courtesy of the guys over at Pwnie Express is below too ...
Do You Code Securely      09-Sep-2016     234  
Great Infographic from the guys over at Security Compass, check the direct link below for the whole post or just see the cool graphic. https://blog.securitycompass.com/infographic-do-you-code-secur...
Take Back Your Morning (Info Graphic)      26-Aug-2016     304  
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You may or may not have heard of “Hyperfish” (https://www.hyperfish.com/) which have been working on an application that works really well and fills a gap that we all have. The idea is ...
SQL Server 2016 – Reporting Services      29-Jul-2016     276  
With the release of SQL 2016, there are new applications that are now available to help in building reports. Once you have reporting services available, you can download them from the site. Clicki...
SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Webinar      25-Jul-2016     213  
Join me on August 10th, for a webinar on “SharePoint 2016 Hybrid“, this Webinar will be 3 x 1 hour sessions throughout the day. You can register using the link below. http://sharepointp...
SharePoint 2016 Upgrade Webinar      12-Jul-2016     236  
Join me on July 13th, for a webinar on “Upgrade to SharePoint 2016“, this Webinar will be 3 x 1 hour sessions throughout the day. You can register using the link below. http://sharepoin...
Infographic: Stop Hackers      09-Jul-2016     336  
Ever so often I like to post Infographics that I think are useful to not just me but to others too. This one is courtesy of http://privacypolicies.com “Hackers will often try to glean informa...
SharePoint 2016 Infrastructure Webinar      11-Jun-2016     392  
Join me for a series of SharePoint 2016 Webinar’s, starting June 29th, with “SharePoint 2016 Infrastructure”, followed by a few more in July and into August. Each Webinar will be ...
SQL 2016 Always Encrypted SharePoint Playing      11-Jun-2016     524  
So in my first post we looked at simply enabling the “Always Encryption“, then in the second post we looked at using C# code to insert and retrieve encrypted values. For this post I am ...
SQL 2016 Always Encrypted – Part 2      10-Jun-2016     284  
So in my last post we looked at the basics of setting up “Always Encryption” within SQL 2016. In this post we will look at actually getting data into the SQL table using the .NET framew...
SQL 2016 Always Encrypted      09-Jun-2016     341  
So as you may know, SQL 2016 reached RTM on June 1st, and as such are now able to take advantage of the new “Always Encryption” within your environments. The encryption works by using m...
SharePoint has a great Future      04-May-2016     290  
I remember many years ago working at a place known as TVP (Thames Valley Park) at the Microsoft Campus. and really wondering what this SharePoint thing was going to be. Back then it was nowhere lik...
Installing Certificate PFX into Debian Linux      30-Mar-2016     443  
While working on a Kali Linux Virtual Machine I have, I accessed a Demonstration SharePoint site in the browser and hit the standard Certificate Errors, as I am using Root Certificate Authority iss...
PowerApps Track Email with Logic Flows      17-Mar-2016     499  
PowerApps brings with it the ability to create a “Logic Flow“, which in reality allows for cloud services to be connected, consumed easily and perform tasks that otherwise would have ta...
Subgraph OS Alpha      17-Mar-2016     439  
Every so often new secure operating system’s get developed behind closed doors but then make their way to us regular people for us to use. Subgraph OS is one of those, but it is not really av...
Introduction to PowerApps      16-Mar-2016     685  
As you may or may not have heard PowerApps from Microsoft is slowly being rolled out to people for testing. If you have not hand chance to see it or even know what it is, then I will walk you throu...
Understanding Metasploit Payloads      10-Feb-2016     423  
Metasploit is one of the core industry standard platforms for performing Penetration Tests / Hacking, or even just playing. In order to use it correctly, we need to have an understanding of how the...
Postman and Office 365      04-Feb-2016     511  
Over the past few days I have been playing with the Office 365 REST API’s again for various things. As such I have also been playing with the Chrome Browser extension for Postman. If you don&...
C# Console Application and Office 365      28-Jan-2016     506  
With some if the things I have been doing recently I needed to create a test console application and connect it to Office 365 for testing API calls and a few other things. As I started out I realiz...
In this document, Microsoft provides a detailed overview of how Office 365 maps to the security, privacy, compliance, and risk management controls defined in version 3.0.1-11-24-2015 of the Cloud S...
So I recently built a “vanilla” SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 machine, which was hosting a Portal site and a My Site so nothing complicated. Once it was done however whenever I clicked to foll...
Happy New Year      01-Jan-2016     363  
Well it’s that time of year again where we say good bye to the old year and welcome in the New year with open arms. As I have sat and thought about this past year it has been filled with all ...
Azure Security Center      02-Dec-2015     412  
As you may or may not know the Azure Security Center has been made freely available today. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-security-center-now-available/ As such head over to your Azur...
So back in 2012 a post was written that talked about the 10 things that you, me and other organizations are doing or not doing with regards to SharePoint Security. Now since then a lot has happened...
Tor Messenger      02-Nov-2015     465  
So as you may know the Tor project finally released their new Messenger into Beta the other day. https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-messenger-beta-chat-over-tor-easily I wanted to play with this ...
Kali Nethunter on OnePlus One Phone      21-Oct-2015     735  
Recently I purchased a, OnePlus One phone with the sole purpose of trying out Kali Linux Nethunter. I bought one from eBay that was already running Cyanogen 12.1. Once I got the phone I started to ...
SharePoint and ADFS Claims      18-Oct-2015     455  
One of the areas that have worked within for quite some time is Security and more so Authentication for SharePoint. I truly believe that selecting and implementing the correct Authentication provid...
Qubes OS      17-Oct-2015     473  
So if you work in the Security space or you are just paranoid about Security then you may have heard about the operating system called “QUBES-OS“. It has been under development for some...
Woohoo!! My 1st Pluralsight Course is NOW Live      16-Oct-2015     464  
So at the back end of last year, Pluralsight approached me about creating a Course for them. I wasn’t sure what to do as a course, as there are so many fantastic courses for SharePoint alrea...
The basics of the SharePoint 2016 MinRole.      02-Oct-2015     403  
http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/what-you-need-know-about-sharepoint-2016s-minrole ...
Protiviti’s 2015 IT Security and Privacy Survey      30-Sep-2015     420  
As you probably all know by now I work at Protiviti. We were acquired a couple of years ago and became part of the big corporate world again. You also probably know that I don’t really post a...
Phishing emails getting better      29-Sep-2015     379  
So I check my email this morning and I see the following message, which makes me wonder as I had not received any text alert about a payment (which I would normally get). So I click the email to f...
Kali Linux 2.0: Raspberry PI      20-Sep-2015     1052  
Over the past few years I have used Kali Linux on a Raspberry PI, played with it and often carry one I my bag when traveling around speaking at conferences etc. I recently felt the need and urge to...
Kali Linux 2.0: Metasploit      20-Sep-2015     482  
With previous versions of Kali Linux or even Backtrack, Metasploit Community / Pro Packages have been part of the core build. We didn’t need to install or setup anything, as it just worked by being...
In the last post we looked at setting up the ATA Center and preparing the ATA Gateway. Now before anything else can happen a few other things need to be done. The first one is to make sure that KB2...
So as you may have seen recently Microsoft released their latest threat analytics product “Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytic’s” to the public. To get it you can visit the followi...
Privacy and Windows 10      26-Aug-2015     452  
So as you may have seen by now, Windows 10 has caused quite a few differing opinions on privacy and security. Lots of people have posted about different things from the information that gets sent t...
In case you haven’t seen this post on MSDN yet, take a look so you know what is deprecated in SharePoint 2016 IT Preview. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346112(v=office.16).aspx I...
Released Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report      07-Aug-2015     423  
Each year Cisco releases a Security Report, and it is that time again. The opening statement in the report states: “The tactics developed by malware authors and online criminals have shown in...
Windows 10 Upgrade “Read the Options”      29-Jul-2015     462  
So probably like most of you, I kicked off a Windows 10 upgrade on my laptop. I am sure you have seen these screens before: The upgrade seems to have gone well so far anyway, but that is not wh...
Kali Linux Version 2.0 Coming in August      24-Jul-2015     487  
If you haven’t already read about or heard, the guys over at Offensive Security are releasing a new version of Kali Linux. Check out the Video below:   Exciting times, the official blog...
SharePoint AppLocker Setup *Update*      24-Jul-2015     425  
So in the last post we talked about using “AppLocker” as a way to control executable processes from running on servers. Using these rules we were able to “whitelist” and ...
PenTest Tools Arsenal Results      23-Jul-2015     492  
The guys over at CTF365 ran a survey last year about the PenTest tools that people use and came up with the following InfoGraphic. They have also started the 2015 Survey, so head over to fill it in...
Using AppLocker on a SharePoint Server      10-Jul-2015     461  
One of the things I speak about most frequently is Security and SharePoint. I have focused on hacking SharePoint, all the way to trying to secure it better for the many different types of environme...
Metasploit on Ubuntu      26-Jun-2015     521  
So I recently stood up a droplet over at Digital Ocean running Ubuntu and wanted to run Metasploit on top of it. To get this working it is all command like, so here are the steps. Firstly update th...
Docker and Kali Linux      03-Jun-2015     530  
Recently the guys from Offensive Security released Kali Linux for Docker which is great news. So firstly what is Docker? Easiest thing to do is go over here and read all about it: https://www.docke...
Web App Penetration Testing Infographic      03-Jun-2015     466  
While browsing through Twitter yesterday I came across this great #infographic courtesy of SANS, that shows the basic steps taken to break into a Web Application (Not #SharePoint Terminology). You ...
GoFlex on a Plane      29-May-2015     428  
So today I am flying to Atlanta on a Delta flight. I had lots to catchup on so I sat working away on PowerPoints and Demos for sessions I have coming up and all was well. Once I competed that I ope...
SharePoint Security and a Web Shell      01-May-2015     1255  
For many years now, Penetration Testers and Hackers have used Shell Code to gain access to Web Servers and make changes. What I mean by Shell Code is really what’s called a “Web Shell&#...
Microsoft MVP Award      01-Apr-2015     504  
It is that time again, April 1st, where I remember receiving an email telling me back in 2007 that I had been awarded the “Microsoft MVP Award” for my contributions to the community for...
5 Simple Internet Safety Tips      31-Mar-2015     470  
Jason Schuh who works on the Chrome Browser Team as one of the Tech Leads discussed 5 simple things we can do to protect ourselves on the Internet. Yes they are things we should know and do anyway ...
Cybersecurity Job could be your Future      20-Mar-2015     476  
While reading through Twitter today I came across this interesting Infographic that shows the “Cyber security Skills Crisis“. ...
How to become a “Hacker” Infographic      08-Mar-2015     548  
While reading through some of the news and articles each day I came across a series of articles that talked about this idea of becoming a “Hacker“. An Infographic had been produced by t...
So while building some demonstration High Trust Provider Hosted Apps in SharePoint 2013, I kept hitting the “401 Unauthorized” error. Now this error when looking into “ulsviewer&...
Kali Linux on Raspberry PI      21-Feb-2015     665  
So like most of you there I assume, I have a few Raspberry PI’s sitting around that I mess around with. As I have been building my environments at home I wanted to set up on the Raspberry PI&...
So as a quick fix for me to remember, while performing and on-premises upgrade to the latest cumulative update for SharePoint 2013, I kept getting a failure. The error was related to the “SUB...
In the last post we looked at our network and how we could try and break into the system. We focused on the Domain Controller, using Metasploit to make connections to the servers and re-use authent...
So over the past year or so I have spent time talking and writing about “Hacking SharePoint“, and of course “Protecting SharePoint” A series of blog posts can be found here ...
SharePoint 2013 Apps and a Blank Page      06-Feb-2015     1205  
So this is really a reminder to myself that when you configure a SharePoint on-premises environment for hosting SharePoint Apps, that when using different Application Pool accounts you need to set ...
SharePoint 2013 – SSL Hosted App Web      06-Feb-2015     577  
SharePoint 2013 App Development requires an “App Web” for the actual code to be hosted when building apps. The default approach has been to simply create a web application that is tied ...
SharePoint 2013 Apps – Missing Styling      06-Feb-2015     481  
So by now you should have played with Apps in SharePoint 2013. Whether you created your own or used a free/paid one from the store either way you should have by now. A couple of little things that ...
Microsoft Outlook for iOS: Is Security a Problem?      30-Jan-2015     633  
So today, twitter went crazy announcing that Microsoft had released Microsoft Outlook for iOS which is a re-badged version of the Acompli mail client that they acquired. It was reported that the ac...
This has been a question that I have been trying to figure out for a while. Any good SharePoint Developer will tell you that writing a Solution File (WSP) full of components is relatively straight ...
SharePoint and ADFS with Encryption      24-Jan-2015     465  
While working with SharePoint 2013 and ADFS I needed to perform encryption during the process. This is very easy to setup within ADFS, by editing the properties of the Relying Party to set the encr...
SharePoint 2013 and ADFS with Multiple Domains      24-Jan-2015     839  
While working with ADFS you may hit a requirement where you own multiple Active Directories or need to federate with another ADFS implementation to allow access to SharePoint. To achieve this we ne...
Infographic – Wireless Safety while Travelling      21-Jan-2015     422  
Great infographic from the guys over at www.privatewifi.com. Some simple yet effective tips for staying safe with Wifi while travelling. ...
I verified myself at keybase.io      21-Jan-2015     444  
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Speaking at SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015      16-Jan-2015     553  
I am excited and honored this year to be travelling back to the UK, to speak at the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015. I remember all those years ago attending and how great it was then. This t...
WiFi Upgrade      10-Jan-2015     446  
So over the last couple of months I have seen some issues with my WiFi networks, yes I have multiple in my house. I reached a point where it was time to replace some older hardware and make it more...
IP Camera Strangeness or By Design?      07-Jan-2015     586  
So a while ago I bought some Pyle Branded IP Camera’s for my house. The idea was to have one to record the front of the house and the other the back. I finally got chance and set one up, conn...
So what does 2015 hold for me?      01-Jan-2015     451  
Well it’s that time of year, where we all take stock of where we are at and what we would like to do or be. No different for me and my family. I like to review my year and set goals that I c...
While working with Federated Authentication platforms, I am always on the lookout for a good testing tool, instead of writing one or going through the whole installation and configuration before I ...
Security Threats and 2015      22-Dec-2014     459  
The guys over at “WatchGuard” came up with the following Infographic as their predictions of what to and what not to, worry about in 2015, regarding Security. A couple of others Infogra...
How the Internet Works – Infographic      20-Dec-2014     512  
Love this graphic, makes something that is fairly complex very easy to understand ...
Things to do after installing Kali Linux      18-Dec-2014     719  
With some of the stuff I focus on, I get to build Virtual Machines, Raspberry PI’s and other devices that run Kali Linux. For those that don’t know this is a Linux Distribution specific...
Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Firewall      16-Dec-2014     570  
So by now you should have had chance to play with (maybe not) the Web Application Firewall that comes with Server 2012 R2. To install it you simply need to access server manager and choose to add a...
SharePoint and the CARVER Matrix      15-Dec-2014     390  
The “CARVER Matrix” was developed by the United States special operations forces during the Vietnam War. “CARVER” is an acronym that stands for Criticality, Accessibility, R...
Phishing Email Example (@AskNationwide)      10-Dec-2014     518  
So like most of you I get lots of phishing emails that get captured normally. I do however like to look at them and see what they are doing. This one I got today contains so many things wrong it wa...
Scariest Things Hacked Infographic      09-Dec-2014     516  
Below is an interesting Infographic from the guys over at “www.webhostingbuzz.com“, makes some interesting reading about 15 of the scariest things that have been hacked ...
Ubuntu Server Setup for CAS Authentication      03-Dec-2014     452  
While out and about working, I get exposed to all kinds of different technologies, which people are using. One such application is an Authentication platform called “CAS“. This is Java ...
Are Passwords actually Secure?      26-Nov-2014     471  
In my opinion the use of passwords is becoming much more complicated than many years ago. With the amount of security breaches over this past year, password lists posted online for all to see and t...
ProtonMail Quick Review (@ProtonMail)      24-Nov-2014     617  
A short while ago, I finally got access to the new mail platform (in beta) called “ProtonMail“. As their profile currently states: “ProtonMail is an email service that is develope...
Windows Azure Pack – Part 2      22-Nov-2014     519  
So in Part 1 we looked at just simply installing the base “Windows Azure Pack“, in this post we will setup the core System Center Components. As we want to allow Virtual Machines to be ...
Windows Azure Pack – Part 1      21-Nov-2014     544  
So a while ago Microsoft released the “Windows Azure Pack“. This pack is for on-premises environments, and provisions various components that are used within the Azure Cloud. As I have ...
Holiday Shopping Infographic      20-Nov-2014     482  
Private WiFi has teamed up with the National Cyber Security Alliance to help us as consumers be safe online when using mobile devices while shopping this holiday season. Look at the infographic bel...
Last year I posted this, and this year I will do the same. The guys over at Cipherpoint (shout out to Mike Fleck)have published their “State of Collaboration Security Report“. I recomme...
I have been working on an issue with a SharePoint environment and looking through ULS logs, Database logs as well as looking at endless Debug logs to figure this out. Of course that sounds like loa...