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Ronald McCarty Archive

Ronald McCarty is a systems/network professional and freelance author. Ron completed his undergraduate in CIS with University of Maryland and received his graduate degree from Capella University. Ron is the founder of Your Net Guard (www.YourNetGuard.com) a company specializing in IT infrastructure support. His free time is spent with his best friend and wife, Claudia, and their two children. Ron can be reached atmccarty@mcwrite.net.
Your Distro is Insecure: Ubuntu
Ubuntu Server has one of the cleanest and easiest Linux distribution installers. However, in many cases, its designers choose to ignore security in favor of ease-of-use. The result? An install that is not secure by default.
Bro: A Network Intrusion Detection System
Intrusion detection is critical for network security. Use Bro to catch miscreants red-handed.