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Reference guides and links to cheat sheets for common commands or code in standard languages.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, financial information, (including but not limited to credit card and banking information), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication, however as an extension there can be communication via telephone to add legitimacy to the transaction.

The following tips are intended to assist in the prevent of malicious emails

  • Put an anti-spoof filter on the MTA, this means nobody from the outside can spoof an organizations domain
  • Put a flag in the subject line to identify external e-mails, user can optionally create an outlook filter or rule to color code it , example [EXTERNAL] or [Ext]
  • Phish your employees to test employees understanding of phishing risks
  • Have security awareness training and campaigns
  • Block IPs and domains that are used for phishing
  • Block Dynamic DNS
  • Use Proofpoint MTA & TAP product to rewire all external url’s
  • Secure communications: implement SPF, DKIM, TLS, DMARC protocols to the fullest extent possible
  • Manage executive social media accounts
  • Securely configure executive social media accounts
  • Implement social media policies and guidelines
  • Enable multi-step or multi-factor guidelines




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Identity and Access Management (IdAM)

Situational Awareness

  • Mechanisms to capture, transmit, analyze, and store real-time and near-real-time data across energy companies’ networked systems.
  • Find out more about this project.



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SANS QUICK Reference TCP/IP and tcpdump -

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This is more a community than a tool. Think of it as a human toolbox. Specifically, it's the home of the largest collection of information about security in the Python programming language.

OWASP says of the effort, "Our mission is to make Python the most secure programming language in the world, ensure hackers never break a Python-based application, and make security breaches a thing of the past."

The site is organized into two sections:

--Security topics and how they relate to Python as a whole

--The security of specific software such as frameworks and template engines

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Unix / Linux Command Cheatsheet

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Cheatsheet to Intel Assembly Code

Friday, 26 June 2015 12:42 Written by in Reference

A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS.

The SRA tool is the result of a collaborative effort by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The tool is designed to help practices conduct and document a risk assessment in a thorough, organized fashion at their own pace by allowing them to assess the information security risks in their organizations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule.

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