News / Articles Week Ending 21/03/2015

SSL Interception

Interesting article regarding SSL interception deployments and associated risks. It would certainly be advisable to check your own deployments.

http://www.cert.org/blogs/certcc/post.cfm?EntryID=221

SSL Troubleshooting

While we are on the subject of SS, here’s a useful article regarding troubleshooting SSL connections using openssl.  The article covers the following:

1. Check the Connection
2. Decoding a Base64 Certificate (e.g. PEM)
3. Convert Certificate From DER to PEM Format
4. Checking Your Own Chain of Trust
5. Testing for SSLv3 Using OpenSSL

http://movingpackets.net/2015/03/16/five-essential-openssl-troubleshooting-commands/

SDN Benefits For The SME

http://www.networkcomputing.com/networking/sdn-benefits-for-the-sme/a/d-id/1319470?_mc=RSS_NWC_EDT

IPV6 Cheat Sheet

http://teachmeipv6.com/IPv6-Essentials-Cheat-Sheet-v1.3.pdf

Virtulise a Fortinet firewall

The virtual image from Fortinet is time restricted to 14 days and only 4 firewall rules but it would be long enough to take a look / test their firewall.

https://community.gns3.com/community/connect/community-blog/blog/2015/03/16/integrating-fortios-fortigate-vm64vm32-into-gns3

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