Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

On this week’s episode of the Security Swarm Podcast:Monthly Threat Report—August 2023,” we discuss the latest insights in M365 security trends, email-based threats, and commentary on current events in the cybersecurity space.

We’re also looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community… those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we’ll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Tutorial

Fast-Terraform is a repository with a hands-on exploration of Terraform, focusing on IoC techniques in the context of AWS. A series of practical LABs and AWS sample projects covers concepts such as resources, variables, meta arguments, provisioners, dynamic blocks, and modules. It not only simplifies Terraform understanding but also showcases real-world AWS application scenarios. Author obsezer explains, “I want to share the Terraform tutorial (Infrastructure As Code for Cloud), cheat sheet, and usage scenarios that I created as a notebook for myself.”


A Free Tool

MISP is an open-source solution to streamline the acquisition, retention, distribution, and collaborative exchange of critical cybersecurity indicators and threats. Timely-Lychee-5204 considers it “a threat intelligence platform for gathering, sharing, storing, and correlating indicators of compromise.”


Training Resource

ThePrimeagen is a YouTube channel focused on enhancing development workflow using Vim, Rust, and TypeScript to optimize project performance. Follow in the footsteps of this skilled Netflix engineer known for his dynamic tmux and Neovim-centered approach. ClumsyAdmin says “a lot of his content is comedy but his vim series finally got me to drop intellij and vscode for neovim. Now those bloated IDEs seem horrible after over a year of nothing but neovim.”



Stone Cold Professor is a YouTube channel that can help you learn more about some foundational programming concepts. These screencasts delve into database programming with a focus on MySQL; web programming for PHP, JS, CSS, and HTML; and discrete math/structures. Emphasis-Hungry appreciates this “Math n Data Man.”


Another Free Tool

foobar2000 is an advanced Windows audio player that offers compatibility with an impressive list of formats. Features include gapless playback, flexible interface customization, advanced tagging, and conversion among various audio formats. candyke suggests it “as a replacement for Winamp.”


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Scre.io is a simple-to-use video tool for recording from either your camera or via screen capture. Available for Mac, Windows, Chrome, and Edge browsers. StefanMcL-Pulseway2 finds it “super handy for screen recording; the audio quality isn’t the best but that may be due to me using the web version.”

Microsoft Error Lookup Tool retrieves constants from the error headers in Windows products, for an efficient means of accessing information at compile time. Run with no arguments for CLI help and a list of indexed header files. NotAnExpert2020 explains it simply, “Microsoft Error Lookup tool – Converts 0x80070005 to human readable: E_ACCESSDENIED winerror.h”