Defensive Security Handbook

Defensive Security Handbook

Despite the increase of high-profile hacks, record-breaking data leaks, and ransomware attacks, many organizations don’t have the budget to establish or outsource an information security (InfoSec) program, forcing them to learn on the job. For companies obliged to improvise, this pragmatic guide provides a security-101 handbook with steps,…

PowerShell in Practice

PowerShell in Practice

Windows PowerShell is a scripting language that simplifies Windows system administration. PowerShell in Practiceis a hands-on reference for administrators wanting to learn and use PowerShell. Following the “in Practice” style, individual related techniques are clustered into chapters. Each technique is presented in the form: problem, solution, discussion, and includes…

Ansible Configuration Management

Ansible Configuration Management

Ansible provides a clear and concise way to manage the configuration of your Linux infrastructure. It can help in making your infrastructure more maintainable, quicker to deploy, and easier to understand. “Ansible Configuration Management” will take you from your very first command all the way to extending the…

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM) helps you to automate IT operations, manage performance, and gain visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure. It is continuously being used by enterprises to audit the configurations of the VMware infrastructure as well as the Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems. This book…

Learning SaltStack, Second Edition

Learning SaltStack, Second Edition

SaltStack is one of the best infrastructure management platforms available. It provides powerful tools for defining and enforcing the state of your infrastructure in a clear, concise way. With this book learn how to use these tools for your own infrastructure by understanding the core pieces of Salt….

IoT Solutions in Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite

IoT Solutions in Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite

Collect and analyze sensor and usage data from Internet of Things applications with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Internet connectivity to everyday devices such as light bulbs, thermostats, and even voice-command devices such as Google Home and Amazon.com’s Alexa is exploding. These connected devices and their respective applications generate…

Securing Docker

Securing Docker

With the rising integration and adoption of Docker containers, there is a growing need to ensure their security. The purpose of this book is to provide techniques and enhance your skills to secure Docker containers easily and efficiently. The book starts by sharing the techniques to configure Docker…

Network Administration with FreeBSD 7

Network Administration with FreeBSD 7

The book is a guide to Network admins who are interested in extracting full potential of FreeBSD. Security-one of everlasting concerns in the IT industry-can be tackled very effectively in FreeBSD. How do you do it? Read the book and find out. You can then move on to…

Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting

Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting

PowerShell is quickly becoming the de facto standard for scripting in Microsoft Windows environments. It enables the automation of otherwise complex tasks, providing interactivity between different products. Beginning with PowerShell fundamentals, this book progresses by imparting the advanced skills required to master automation. You will learn how to…

I Heart Logs

I Heart Logs

Why a book about logs? That’s easy: the humble log is an abstraction that lies at the heart of many systems, from NoSQL databases to cryptocurrencies. Even though most engineers don’t think much about them, this short book shows you why logs are worthy of your attention. Based…