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We’re 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

Zeek is an efficient network analysis framework, with a focus on in-depth analysis. Its suite of protocol analyzers facilitate high-level semantic examination at the application layer. Its adaptability and flexibility are notable, thanks to a domain-specific scripting language that allows for the creation of site-specific monitoring policies, avoiding confinement to a singular detection approach. Its highly stateful nature is a key strength, maintaining extensive application-layer state information about the monitored network and a comprehensive archive of network activity over time. Credit for this one goes to noukthx.

A Cheatsheet

Angular is an application-design framework and development platform for the construction of streamlined single-page applications. This handy guide organizes documentation, insights, and practical examples from initial application development to the optimization of single-page applications for enterprise-level projects. Thanks for the suggestion go to Extra_Discipline_644.

Another Free Tool

Zammad is a web-based, open-source solution for user support and ticketing needs. Easily hostable on your own servers, it offers a nice alternative for budget-sensitive organizations seeking a competent support system. neuromancer-es adds, “it’s very customizable and has a fairly good documentation.”

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One More Free Tool

Baïkal is a lightweight CalDAV+CardDAV server with an intuitive web interface for managing users, address books, and calendars. Requires only a basic PHP-capable server to support data storage in either MySQL or SQLite databases, offering a privacy-conscious, multiplatform solution. Kiindly suggested by jasonweiser.

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Training Resource

John Craddock Identity and Access Training, hosted on YouTube by a respected Identity and Security Architect and Microsoft MVP, delivers a wealth of technical insights into on-premise Active Directory and Azure AD, drawing from his extensive experience in the field. Craddock provides exceptionally clear and detailed technical content to help build a community of identity experts. Recommended by AppIdentityGuy.

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P.S. Bonus Free Tools

RT for Incident Response is a robust open-source tool for CERT and CSIRT teams, offering an efficient workflow for incident handling. This industrial-grade solution facilitates incident tracking, response, and resolution through a straightforward interface, along with a suite of tools aimed at streamlining routine operations for team members. Appreciation for this one goes to Quadling.

fsv is a file system visualizer for comprehensive exploration and analysis. Utilizes a 3D layout, with both MapV and TreeV views, to facilitate unique perspectives on file hierarchy. For viewing permissions, phein4242 says, “It doesnt get any better than FSN/FSV.”