Federal conference takeaways Jun 12, 2012 Network Defenders MUST Understand What They Defend I know, this is common sense, right? Wrong. Enterprise networks continue to grow cruft; very rarely will they stagnate. Often times networks are set up by one group of people, all of whom are long gone by the time you show up to do your job and leave behind no documentation (feeling that gut churn yet?). What do you do then? Your job. It is up to you, as the network defender, to understand what the network you’re protecting is used for. ...
Powershell Environment Variables Mar 13, 2012 Here, I will describe a couple of methods to determine Powershell’s environment variables. Environment variables correlate names to values of special paths that the host Operating System relies on for functionality. For example, Windows hosts use an environment variable called TEMP to label a folder as the place for applications to place data that is temporary in nature - such as application installers. Method One ls env: That’s “ell-ess space env colon. ...