What is an Exploit?

An exploit is a piece of software, data or sequence of commands that takes advantage of a vulnerability to cause unintended behavior or to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data. Once vulnerabilities are identified, they are posted on Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). CVE is a free vulnerability dictionary designed to improve global cyber security and cyber resilience by creating a standardized identifier for a given vulnerability or exposure.


Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: get ready

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 event is coming quick, and the predictions are that the now week-long event will be the biggest yet with over $136 billion in sales. E-commerce websites like Amazon and Walmart have been ramping-up for Black Friday for months, but what do you need to do to prepare for the potential rush on your site?


What's next for monitoring Kubernetes

At Datadog, we rely heavily on Kubernetes, and we’re facing some interesting challenges as we use Kubernetes to scale further and strive for greater efficiency. To address these challenges, we’ve been working on solutions to help us better control how our clusters scale, and to make it easier to deploy and manage the Datadog Agent. Today, we’re open sourcing these solutions to share them with the rest of the Kubernetes community.


OneDrive and SharePoint Monitoring: No Credentials Required

Exoprise recently added support for monitoring OneDrive and SharePoint using OAuth credentials in addition to full experience monitoring via headless browsers. Now, with full support for OAuth and the Microsoft Graph API, you can choose whether you want to monitor the real browser-based experience and performance or if you don’t want to share credentials and just want to monitor via the Graph API.


The best WordPress live chat plugin for your business

W ant to install a live chat plugin on your WordPress website? Here, we provide details about the best live chat plugin option for your WordPress website. The ngDesk Live Chat WordPress plugin offers a brilliant and simple to use interaction tool designed to enhance user experience in more ways than one. The tool has multiple features to offer its users. But, before we begin talking more about this tool, let us see how live chat plugins add value to your business.


These are the 3 biggest mistakes you can make when moving to Kubernetes

We are currently in the midst of the biggest KubeCon to date, KubeCon San Diego 2019. With 12,000 expected attendees, KubeCon is the conference for Kubernetes; the one to rule them all, the open-source container-orchestration platform. In honor of this great event, I hand-picked the top-3 mistakes you can make when moving to Kubernetes. These are based on our own experience as a dev-facing company on a K8s journey, as well as the experience of our customers.


Alcide Integrates with Datadog to Enable Easy Kubernetes Audit Logs Monitoring and Investigation

Announcing Alcide new integration with Datadog, the leading monitoring platform. Users will now get insights and alerts from Alcide kAudit in real-time in order to detect Kubernetes compliance violations, security incidents, and administration activity anomalies directly from the Datadog platform.


The surprising truth about cybersecurity and autism

This is a guest blog by Kim Crawley. I’ve worked in cybersecurity for about a decade, but I’ve been autistic for my entire life. Careers usually start in adulthood, but autism is something children are born with. And contrary to what some people assume, autism doesn’t disappear at age 18. Autism is for life. Unfortunately, once autistic people become adults, services become a lot less plentiful.


Showing the Value of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

For a while, the world of Agile software development, continuous delivery and integration (CI/CD) pushed the value of speed over reliability. For years, IT professionals and developers worked together for long periods of time – six months to a year – to create, test and release software to customers. As cloud-based systems and Agile practices became more and more common, developers realized they could provide new services to customers faster than ever before.


Monitoring AWS with Telegraf & InfluxDB Cloud

Recently I’ve been playing with InfluxDB Cloud and Telegraf for synthetic monitoring of Amazon Web Services API endpoints, and thought I’d share my configuration notes. InfluxDB is an open-source time series database, and Telegraf is a software agent for sending time-series data to InfluxDB. Telegraf has hundreds of plugins to collect different types of time series data.