Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

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 share your suggestions on the IT Pro Tuesday subreddit, and we’ll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

Now on to this week’s list!

A Blog

Last Week in AWS provides an efficient way to keep tabs on important news about Amazon’s cloud ecosystem. Chief cloud economist Corey Quinn consolidates key topics in amusing blog posts that are as enjoyable as they are informative. Kindly suggested by whetu.

A Free Tool

Tasks is an open-source to-do list/reminder tool that integrates with popular platforms like Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Reminders. Features filters, tags, lists, infinite-depth subtasks and manual sorting and works with most productivity systems. Offers offline functionality, self-hosting, and end-to-end encryption for privacy. Our thanks go to Underknowledge for this one.

A Tip

BloomerzUK shares a simple browser workaround that can sometimes come in handy:

In Google Chrome, if you get a https certificate error, you can bypass this by simply typing “thisisunsafe” without the quotes.

A Training Resource

Cyberspatial is a YouTube channel dedicated to skill-building cybersecurity education and training offered by industry experts. Emphasis-Hungry particularly appreciates the “Security Certificates Guy.”

External Attack Surface Management Attack Surface Summary

A Script

[BASH] Script to get system specs, including applications is a way to get system (and application) specs on macOS/Linux through a progressive enhancement for neofetch->archey->cat /etc/os-release->uname -a, with “a ton of extra stuff for popular programming languages and other system software (webdevs will probably know them, at least).” Author nebyoolae explains it here.

External Attack Surface Management Attack Surface Summary

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

OpenZiti is an open-source programmable network overlay for implementing zero-trust networking within applications. It includes an overlay network, tunneling applications for various operating systems, and a range of SDKs. Enables the integration of zero-trust networking into your appllications to create a VPN-free solution for secure connectivity over the Internet. Appreciation for this suggestion goes to PhilipLGriffiths88.

OpenSearch offers flexibility and scalability in solution development for data-intensive applications. With built-in performance features, developer-friendly tools, and powerful integrations for tasks like machine learning and data processing, it provides an efficient environment for exploring, enriching, and visualizing data. Recommended by Evening-Ad1174.