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Monitoring is the act of looking on the processes or systems for performance, supervision and surveillance.

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How to legitimately make a change to a file under file integrity monitoring?

If we have a file that needs to change on a device that is monitoring with a tool like Qualys File Integrity monitoring. Either on Windows or using auditd on linux, how do we temporarily put some ...
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Need help configuring SOF-ELK Sans to parse IIS W3C logs

How can I get the SOF-ELK VM to inject the IIS logs like the httpd logs. Here are my filebeats yml configs: /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml filebeat.config.inputs: enabled: true path: /usr/local/sof-...
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Can my ISP know that I have more than one Google Drive account?

So, I have 2 Google Drive accounts. Let's say Drive A and Drive B. If one day I login/upload to Drive A then log out, then login/upload to Drive B, can they notice that I have 2 different accounts? Or ...
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What can schools see on your iPhone

If you have connected your iPhone to the school's network by using your user name and password, can they see text messages you have sent while connected to their network? In addition, can they go back ...
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Airodump-ng shows AP on negative channel

I am new to WiFi and was trying to learn pentesting with the aircrack-ng suite. In the following airodump-ng excerpt, any idea why airodump-ng is showing an access point with negative value -1 as the ...
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Security Reporting Tool - Centralising Office 365 Security across Multiple Tenants

So let me paint the picture prior to asking the question: I'm part of an MSP who service a lot of clients managing 50+ Microsoft Office 365 Tenants. We have baseline security policies and structures ...
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Are schools able to track the usage of apps on their Chromebooks?

I like to play stuff like Minecraft Educational Edition with my friends after school but I'm not sure if the school will find out, since if they do, it might look bad for me. Will schools be able to ...
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How do I secure personal data on my computer when my employer installs monitoring software?

I have been working for a 100% virtual company for over a year, using my personal computer and I am fine with that. We were bought and now the parent company wants to add monitoring software to our ...
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Misuse vs anomaly detection alerts

Adam always reads his e-mails on Sundays around 5 pm. This Saturday, at 11 am, he accessed his inbox. Which will generate a false positive? Source slide 10/41 Misuse-based IDS or anomaly-based IDS? ...
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What tools exist to monitor network streams

Using Squid's SSL Bump feature I can intercept (and inspect) all web traffic on my home network. Now, assuming that I can now see the plaintext communications to/from a client, that still may not do ...
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What can my employer see in my Instagram [duplicate]

I use my private phone at work for private stuff. I use The company’s WiFi. Now I ask myself; What can my employer see what I am doing in the Instagram app? Can he see my username? Can he see that i ...
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Database of breached websites

I run a website with a user database. I have an account with my email and I put it on a website like Have I Been Pwned, which does not reveal a breach. I also check the website's list of breaches to ...
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How to monitor your user accounts for breached logins?

On a few rare instances, I've received an email from a website notifying me that my email and password were found in batch of harvested logins, and they then force me to change my password. This has ...
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Smart Tablet Device Vulnerabilities

My son and I have a cybersecurity concern. Somebody somehow compromised his tablet, accessed his files, and emailed them to him from something like guerrilla mail but we cannot figure out how. Our ...
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AuditD and SysCall alerts

Given an alert rule like -a always,exit -F arch=b32 -S open -S openat -F exit=-EACCES -k access how does adding multiple SysCalls (-S) options work? When an application gets executed do all the ...
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SNORT rule for detecting/preventing unauthorized VPN or encrypted traffic

Here's my not so theoretical scenario: A day-one Trojan horse attack where the attacker sets up a secure connection back to himself using a well known trusted port, such as 80 21 443. Or for instance, ...
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Does Windscribe VPN keep logs even when disconnected?

I am using (have installed) this VPN on an Android Smart TV. Does Windscribe (or generally any VPN service) keep traffic logs even when they are disconnected? (Disconnected here means when the 'power-...
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Is there any advantages in using a Network Intrusion Detection System, when already having a EDR solution?

Does implementing a Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) give you any advantages over an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution? I've been trying to do research on this, but are ...
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Does InfoSec include monitoring?

I am new to InfoSec role, and not really sure if it includes responsibility for monitoring: that's, when we write policies and procedures, who is checking whether they've been obeyed or not? Is it ...
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Which information of a VMware image can be monitored from the host?

I run a Linux virtual machine on my Windows 10 host. What information (e.g. https traffic) can be monitored from the host? Is it safe to browse on a virtual machine that uses the host device's network ...
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Is it possible to ensure detection and logging of all attempts to copy data out of a system?

I am cross-posting this question from Serverfault, because I am in doubt where it fits best. Say I have a server set up for processing sensitive data. The few authorised users of the system are ...
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Can't see data packets when capturing in monitor mode

On Kali Linux, I have an Atheros wireless adapater. I'm trying to capture data packets off the air and decrypt them as an exercise. The problem is that when I turn on the wifi monitor mode and choose ...
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Security Best Practice - Monitoring a Site-to-Site VPN Tunnel

if a customer wants to monitor an IPSec-based site-to-site VPN and basically no incoming traffic is needed, would you recommend: a) setting up a permanent tunnel that can be monitored all the time and ...
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Monitoring User (developer) interaction

I'm looking for a "tamper proof" way, if there is such a thing, to monitor what a developer/engineer does on a given system. To expand a bit more about this, we have several systems that run ...
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Monitoring laptop activity while logged into school's Microsoft account [duplicate]

I logged into my school-based Microsoft account on my personal laptop. But is it possible that somehow my school is monitoring my Google searches and other browsing history through the school ...
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Computer monitoring while working at home [duplicate]

I have a computer from the company and, while working at home, I would like to know if the company could be capable of monitoring or spying on my computer. I am not connected to any company's server ...
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Re-use an old employer's laptop and avoid monitoring software

I still have an old good laptop from my ex employer that they never requested at the time I left (i assume it was old already by then) I would like to reuse this computer and not have the risk of ...
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Can my school see the websites I've visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools? [closed]

I know that they can't monitor me on my home WiFi, but can they see the websites I visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools?
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What kind of data can be monitored/intercepted/altered by the VPN service provider? [duplicate]

As you may know, Virtual Private Network or VPN is a system to create an encrypted tunnel between two computers on the internet, on one end is the VPN client, and on the other end is the VPN server. ...
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How to detect use of personal NAS devices from corporate machines?

We have an issue where people are taking laptops home and connecting them to their personal home networks in order to backup corporate data to their private NAS devices. From a DLP standpoint we have ...
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Is accessing /proc/ inside docker container a security breach?

In a docker container I am reading the files /proc/stat and /proc/meminfo. As I understand they are the ones of the host. (Not local to the docker container) In a meeting, a co-worker said that this ...
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Can the GlobalProtect VPN of my company track websites when Disabled?

I just installed the Global Protect VPN from my company on my local machine so I can access our servers remotely. I just "agreed" to the following statement: VPN Connected This system is for ...
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Forced to install certificate on my laptop when using company WiFi. Risk? [duplicate]

My company has a 'bring your own device' policy. You connect your device to the WiFi, and then open a citrix environment through a web portal. Basically, everything inside the citrix env is company-...
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critical files to be monitored by file integrity monitoring solutions in active directory servers

We are implementing file integrity solution on Microsoft active directory servers, I need to know the critical paths(files and folders and registry keys) that need to be monitored for any change or ...
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Where do live threat maps get their threat-data from? [closed]

There are many "threat maps" online such as Norse, Fortinet etc serving accurate information of all kinds of attacks around the globe such as DOS, Scans, Pings, and many more. How accurate is this ...
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What ways can you monitor all changes made on a Linux server?

Sometimes we have contract developers that need to do work on the server (via ssh or sftp) and I've been looking for ways to monitor what they do on our Debian based server. We have ways of limiting ...
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How do you protect against your IT domain admins accessing your data?

I work at a small company and we use an external company to take care of all our IT needs (a "managed IT service provider"). This includes managing our windows domain, our network, and everything else....
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Capturing multicast packets in WLAN

(I had to move this from Network Engineering stack exchange where I origianlly asked this question) If a device in monitoring mode snoops on the traffic in a WLAN, can it CAPTURE and READ multicast ...
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Securing a Personal Hotspot

I'm buying a brand new phone, added to it: a new line and SIM card, along with a brand new laptop, to use my phone's network as a hotspot. I will not be using these devices for anything but personal ...
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If a vulnerability has no relevant attack vectors, is monitoring still legitimate for a company?

Today while reviewing vulnerability scan results with a colleague, we had a debate about what vulnerabilities can be considered "true or legitimate" and hence worthwhile to spend resources ...
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How to locally monitor outgoing internet traffic?

I have a cable internet connection that goes to a ASA firewall and then into my local network where i have several machines including many VM's on a ESXI server. I am looking for a way to monitor ...
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OWASP: Insufficient Logging & Monitoring - open source tools

Being new to the security and logging and after reading a lot about the terms used, I am pretty sure I neither need an IDS/IPS nor a WAF. I am mostly interested in automating the "monitoring" of my ...
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What can schools see on school issued Mac? [closed]

My school gave everyone Macs that were sealed in the box and everything. From what I’ve seen so far, the root certificate hasn’t been tampered with. Can they see my https web history? Can laptops have ...
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Analyze / Sniff all packets from all devices connected to a router

First of all, before explaining what I'm trying to do, let me clarify that my intentions are not steal any information, as it's only for study purposes, not even for my own entertainment. I'm trying ...
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Can a laptop be monitored when booted from external drive?

If a laptop is monitored (say from employer) and I boot it from an external USB hard drive or a LIVE-CD/USB-Stick, can it then still be monitored somehow?
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How can I capture all data from a specific device on my network?

I have an iPhone that is connected to my Wi-Fi at home. I want to capture ALL traffic from that iPhone (because it's my network) and record it and view it. I don't have physical access to the device. ...
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Monitoring and Securing IoT devices [closed]

I have a mix of IoT devices at home. Alexas, WiFi PLugs, Smartthings (with related Z-Wave/Zigbee devices). I've been on the hunt for a solution to monitor what these devices send out and secure data ...
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How should we mitigate threats that are keep coming to our security monitoring system?

We have continuous cybersecurity threat feeds that coming to our SOC on a daily basis from different sources that provide all the new CVEs, new malware variations and more. We just don't know how to ...
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How to check if my PC's HTTPS/TLS connection is monitored or a key-logger is installed? [duplicate]

A few days ago, in the office, we were asked by our bosses to install a program. This was supposed to be an Antivirus program. But after installing this program many of our colleagues have been ...
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Avoiding Dark Web monitoring detection

At our company, we offer security services to our clients. One of the things that management has pushed down to us is the need for dark web monitoring. Because I am in the business meetings as well, ...
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