Securing RDP Connections with Trusted SSL/TLS Certificates is a healthy practice. We use them to secure RDP connections to Windows computers or servers in an Active Directory domain. This is how to ensure traffic sent over RDP is protected by
How to enable LDAP over SSL with a Private CA?
First the good news: Microsoft planned to release a patch in January 2020 to disable insecure LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing to more secure configurations. As a result of businesses asking for more time due to the holiday season,
How to configure SSL encryption in SQL Server
Problem: I read in a PCI security tip that I should configure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on our SQL Servers, but this requires a trusted certificate. Could you please help me with how to complete this task? Solution: SSL/TLS
What’s the problem with Windows Certificate Authority?
One can use Microsoft Certificate Authority to issue Certificates to internal servers. But, it is not easy to set it up, manage and use. It requires highly skilled people with specialized knowledge. Please check out the following 3 articles to get
11 crazy IT security tricks that actually work
IT security threats are constantly evolving. It’s time for IT security pros to get ingenious. Rename Privileged accounts: to something less obvious than “administrator” (security by obscurity) Get rid of Privileged accounts: administrator, domain administrator, enterprise admin etc. Remember that
Fun with locks
Life can be quite boring with Information Technology (IT) System Administration, Security, Backup, Audit, Reporting, Meetings, Technical Support, Maintenance, Software Development, etc., etc. Let’s have some lighter moments and fun. If you are thinking that locks here have something to
SSL and TLS Certificates Explained For Beginners
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) are protocols that provide secure communications over a computer network or link. They are commonly used in web browsing and email. In this tutorial we will look at: TLS and SSL
How good is Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Service (AD CS) as Enterprise CA?
Now a days most Corporates use Microsoft Active Directory Services. To encrypt their data they use SSL/TLS Certificates on Servers, use Certificate based Authentication for Applications, use Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) to sign & encrypt documents and Emails from Public
How to quickly distribute SecureNT Root Certificates on PC/Mac
Distribute Certificates to Windows Client Computers by Using Group Policy Here are three articles giving steps to deploy (install) Root certificates on Windows client computers using Microsoft Group Policy Objects (GPO) in a Microsoft Windows Active Directory setup. 1.
What happens when a SSL/TLS Certificate is not renewed on time?
Let’s understand first – what happens when a Website or Server is secured with an “HTTPS” connection using an SSL/TLS Certificate? It does 2 things – Server authentication and Traffic Encryption. When a user connects to the Website or Server