Posts by Landon Dalke

6 min InsightVM

Method to an Old Consultant's Madness with Site Design

Simplifying your site structure and scan schedules will allow you to better optimize your scan templates, leading to faster scanning and fewer potential issues from overlapping scans.

8 min Vulnerability Management

Using InsightVM Remediation Projects To Ensure Accountability

In this blog, we look at two types of console-driven reports and two types of cloud-driven reports (projects)—and how you might use them.

6 min InsightVM

How to Create an OS-Based Policy Scanning Workflow in InsightVM

In this blog, we provide a step-by-step walkthrough of how to create an OS-based policy scanning workflow in InsightVM.

14 min InsightVM

Scan Template Best Practices in InsightVM

This blog post will give you a ballpark best practice that applies to the majority of environments, as well as some descriptions that outline the thought process, math, and reasoning.

4 min InsightVM

How to Track and Remediate Default Account Vulnerabilities in InsightVM

In this blog post, we discuss older, lesser-known features that can still provide amazing value in your vulnerability management program using InsightVM.

5 min InsightVM

Automated External Sonar Scanning Workflow with InsightVM

In this blog post, we discuss an external scanning strategy that you will want to implement with your InsightVM deployment.

3 min

Tarpits. A Nexpose Killer?

In the challenge of network security there are many great tools at your disposal. Some of these tools are the IDS/IPS and Firewall. An IDS will detect an attack, relay the info to the IPS which will help prevent it. Firewalls generally block stuff (IP or port related), and also tend to have some basic IDS/IPS functionality. What is a Tarpit? A Tarpit is a service generally found on IDS/IPS and Firewalls as well as servers, that delay or shroud incoming connections. Basically when port scanning,

6 min

Guide to monitoring JVM Memory usage

This guide is designed to show a few techniques to monitor how the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) memory is used. When Nexpose starts, it takes a 75% sized chunk of the available memory. The memory utilization graph of your system will just appear to flat-line.** But what does it really do with all that memory? Hopefully by the end of this guide you will have a better idea of what goes on under that line and be able to tweak your systems to maximum efficiency.** How does memory usage work with the