Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

In the latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast:Can You Trust Microsoft with Security?” we discuss something that has been brewing for the past several episodes. Microsoft has experienced a series of security incidents in the last few years. For example, the SolarWinds debacle in 2020, multiple exchange server on-prem issues, and more recently the Storm-0558 incident. The core issue that all these problems raise, especially for a major global cloud provider, is trust. Can Microsoft be trusted to secure these services that millions around the globe use every single day? This is the main question we get into in this episode along with lots of other great discussions around security in the Microsoft Cloud.

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.

A Free Tool

Hexinator is a versatile hex editor designed to handle files of any size. Features extensive customization options and advanced search capabilities. Simplifies the identification of strings within binary files, considering length and text encoding, and provides a Data Panel for decoding common data types. Thanks for this one go to Lake3ffect.

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.”

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Another Free Tool

Intune Device Details GUI is a Windows PowerShell-based tool that enables Intune administrators to efficiently access and visualize device data in a single interface. Displays the utilization of Azure AD Groups and Intune filters in Application and Configuration Assignments to help admins understand device targeting and potential assignment issues. boatxfeet likes this tool “for Intune device details, which is incredibly handy since the Microsoft UI doesn’t give sh*t for information.”

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Yet Another Free Tool

Ping Tracer is a network diagnostic tool that systematically pings all network hosts along the route to a specified destination, to help troubleshoot network problems. metricmoose considers it “a really nice way to visualize pings, and can send out pings pretty quickly to catch some more intermittent issues.”

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Another Training Resource

The Urban Penguin is a YouTube channel loaded with Linux software development guidance and training intended for professionals. It’s the work of Linux expert Andrew Mallett, who seeks to empower admins in order to foster the use of open-source solutions in the business environment.

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P.S. Bonus Free Tools

BrowsingHistoryView is a utility for tracking and analyzing web browsing history across popular web browsers. Compiles data in a table, including visited URLs, page titles, visit times, visit counts, associated web browsers, and user profiles. Can also monitor browsing history from all user profiles on a live system and retrieve history data from external hard drives. Browsing history can be exported to various file formats. Kindly suggested by tuxedo_jack.

cmd.ms is a browser-based utility designed to streamline navigation within Microsoft portals, such as Azure, Microsoft 365, Azure AD, and Intune. Allows you to access a desired portal blade by simply opening a new browser tab and typing {command}.cmd.ms. Our thanks for the suggestion go to tejanaqkilica.