Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

The latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast:Life as a Cybersecurity CEO – An Inside Look,” features a conversation with Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity, for an exclusive glimpse into life as a cybersecurity exec in the modern era. Daniel shares the complexities of leading a top-tier security organization, exploring the challenges and rewards that come with the role plus some predictions for the future of the industry.

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 Free Tool

Containerlab is a CLI tool to simplify working with container-based networking labs. Allows you to initiate containers, establish virtual connections between them to configure customizable lab topologies, and manage the lab lifecycle. Offers support for a wide range of network OSes, accommodating various node scales, TLS certificate management, lab orchestration, and deployment functionalities. heavenlydevil considers it “the next-gen equivalent of EVE-NG or GNS3. It runs many of the virtualized NOSes as containers and some of the network OSes as VMs. You can quickly build a network by textually representing the links you want connected.”

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A Training Resource

BGP for All provides a nice collection of educational videos on the routing protocol that drives data transfer across the Internet and autonomous systems. Helps to explain BGP’s intricate path vector system, rules, filtering, weight, and community attributes. weehooey appreciates this “good series of short videos.”

ITProTuesday M365 Companion Guide

Another Free Tool

Microsoft 365: The Essential Companion Guide is a new, free eBook from Hornetsecurity designed to help IT admins who run an M365 environment as well as decision makers who want an overview of what to expect when migrating to the cloud. In addition to an in-depth rundown of everything M365 offers, you’ll also find links to additional resources for a deeper dive into the apps most relevant to business.

ITProTuesday Notionplates

Yet Another Free Tool

Notionplates is a website offering a large collection of both free and paid Notion templates that can help jumpstart the setup process, so you can streamline your workflow without wasting time reinventing the wheel. thijsgh says, “I’ve personally used this site to find some great free Notion templates.”

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Another Training Resource

Weathermap is an extension for LibreNMS that enables users to easily construct network maps that provide a clear visualization of network traffic flow rates in order to help admins optimize performance and troubleshoot. Murderous_Waffle adds, “It’s very good and easy to setup. Pretty painless IMHO—way better than Zabbix.”

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Another Training Resource

Moore’s Law Is Dead is a YouTube channel providing insightful, unbiased commentary and analysis on what’s going on in the areas of technology, gaming, and computer hardware. NuAngel recommends it for, “Really in depth looks at hardware and the market itself.”

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P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Browserling is a web-based tool that facilitates quick cross-browser testing for websites. The free version offers 3-minute sessions, support for Edge and Chrome browsers on Win10, and a screen resolution of 1024×768. candyke recommends it for “web page related OSINT.”

Amphetamine is an intuitive application that can prevent a MacOS computer from going to sleep, including the ability to keep the display active if desired. Can be set with a simple on/off toggle switch or automated by leveraging a range of advanced customization features. Kindly suggested by espenottersen.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

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CLI Container Tool, M365 Ebook, Notion Templates & More