Notes on Best practice

A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark. Best practices also help guarding against the ‘reinventing the wheel’ syndrome.

Remember to mitigate brute-force SSH attacks

SSH is the ubiquitous way of working with networked computers. And it is beyond belief, how many people try to break into systems via ssh. You haven’t taken actions to turn ssh attacks into a game of diminishing returns? Its about time to change that.

Security enhanced nginx HTTPS server configuration

In the light of the latest Internet espionage and surveillance revelations, I started to investigate web server security more closely. As a result I came up with a slightly over the top setup that maximizes security and scores a solid A+ rating at SSL Lab