Moving On Up (To AWS)

So you probably didn’t notice (hopefully didn’t) but Signal-Chief recently made a move. About a month ago, I was checking my email when I got a notice from GoDaddy.

Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP) Class of 2023

Computer Code

Yesterday HRC released MILPER message 19-233 which announced applications for the Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP) class of 2023.  For those of you not familiar with it, CNODP is the Army’s school for training future cyber tool developers.  CNODP is comprised of the System and Network Interdisciplinary Program (SNIP), the Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst (GNEVA) Development Program (GDP), and the Joint Cyber Development Program (JCDP).

Changes at America’s Favorite Place

Pirates of the Caribbean Wench Sale

Let me preface this by saying this post has absolutely NOTHING to do with anything related remotely to the Military or anything technical. Over the 4th of July holiday, me and the family went Disneyland. I love classic Disney. I’m a believer that classic things should not be updated unless there is a compelling reason.

Pentagon’s Secret Weapon

This weekend the Guardian released the latest set of secrets contained from the Edward Snowden document drop. While it contained several revelations, perhaps the most disturbing is a secret program called Submarine Hunting Aquatic Response Killer.

Setting up Tripwire

tripwire --check

I was doing some research for my firewall project that I wrote about the other day and wanted to add some system monitoring. I figured that the server that I host signal-chief off of didn’t currently have any monitoring going so I would use that (cause why test in the lab when you can test in production?). The system I decided to use was Tripwire which is an opensource project that is part of the Epel Linux repo. I put this together with help from a couple of different tutorials that I found online and combined.

Building a Firewall

This post is probably going to be updated a few times as it’s a work in progress as I figure things out. As I’ve noted before a few times, I like to write things out as I figure them out so that I don’t have to research time and again. Today’s project, replacing a pfSense firewall with a Centos server and Firewalld.

Ready for a Rainy Day

Operation Strong Eagle IV

A couple of hours ago Congress and President Trump finally put to end the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States. But the next one we need to worry about may be only 8 months away.

Hide Your Privates

So I learned a pretty tough lesson today. I was doing some research for a project at work (which was going to be the original topic of today’s post) on which required me to setup a SOCKs proxy through AWS. I logged onto AWS, configured a small instance and went to spin it up when I got an error message saying that I didn’t have permissions to do this.