Friday, April 28, 2017

Some White Rhino Thoughts

I'm offering something different to the White Rhino offerings, just as an FYI.  I'm trying to make sure I'm offering things that are a value add to customers.  Things that benefit you (the customer) as opposed to just benefiting me (your consultant).  If you need onsite support, I can do that.  If you need someone to come out for a week, do security assessments, remediation, network assessments, network work, even voice work, I can do that.  And here is the real differentiator:  I'll mentor your team.  Contact me, lets discuss it further.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Security And Network Consultant

If you are thinking about hiring a security or network consultant, contact me. I think I have some interesting conversation that is a win for you and your company.  Use the "Contact Shane Killen" on the right side of this page.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cisco ASA: Dropping Remote Access After A Certain Timeframe

Quick post here, but you really should drop remote-access connections after a certain time. Or they will stay connected forever.  Here is how to set it to 12 hours.
ASA/act/pri# config t
ASA/act/pri(config)# group-policy DfltGrpPolicy attributes
ASA/act/pri(config-group-policy)# vpn-session-timeout 720
ASA/act/pri(config-group-policy)# exit
ASA/act/pri(config)# exit
ASA/act/pri# wr men

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fishing Fun - Happy Easter!

A fun Saturday doing some fishing with family. Happy Easter to all.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter Weekend

I hope Good Friday was a good day for you and that Easter finds you well also. Let us not forget what Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) did for us.
We decided to take some time down in one of our favorite places. I still have my phone for studying though.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Quick Update

My apologies for not posting much lately. Its been busy for sure. All is well here. I'll start back posting as soon as I can.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


I know the blog has been a little slow lately. I'm in process of studying for a series of certifications. Sometimes, as times change, so does the need for different certs. I'll post more when I can. In the meantime, if you have any recommendations for my company site (, I'd be glad to hear your ideas. I'm good at networks and security, but not so much on website building.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Your Personal Info That You Have At The Company

I've been posting on Linkedin things to consider when it comes to security. If you have an accounting department, you need a security vulnerability assessment done and mitigation to completion to keep your company information safe. There are a lot of IT staff that believe they just don't need an assessment done. My question to you: "When you hired in to the company, did you give them your social security number?" Did you give them any other information you don't want a hacker/criminal to have? If you did (and you did to be employed there), you want that data protected. This should be the minimum question to ask yourself for you to realize you need an assessment and mitigation done. You wouldn't just hand over your drivers license or birth certificate over to someone you didn't know, would you? Well, you did at least one of those things when you hired in to the company. And I'm sure you want the company to be responsible with your data. Visit my company web site at and reach out to me there or from this blog.
~~ Shane

Friday, March 17, 2017

Cisco Switch: How To Determine The SSH Version

I was asked today how to determine what version of SSH you are running on your Cisco switching gear.  Two ways below.

cisco.stack#sh ssh
Connection Version Mode Encryption  Hmac         State                 Username
0          2.0     IN   aes256-cbc  hmac-sha1    Session started       shane
0          2.0     OUT  aes256-cbc  hmac-sha1    Session started       shane
%No SSHv1 server connections running.

cisco.stack#sh ip ssh
SSH Enabled - version 1.99
Authentication timeout: 60 secs; Authentication retries: 2
Minimum expected Diffie Hellman key size : 1024 bits
IOS Keys in SECSH format(ssh-rsa, base64 encoded):
ssh-rsa {key}

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thank You Pelham, AL PD

Ran out of gas tonight. No big deal, except my wife was with me, which is a big deal on a cold night like it is. Pelham police officer came through and took me to get gas with his gas can. He brought me back, and waited until to we got our vehicle cranked up. Thank you officer, for your help.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Connection Problems?

I came across this blue patch cable and thought someone might have an issue...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Movie

I would personally recommend seeing the movie "The Shack".

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Sure Sign Of A Duplicate IP Address

Just a quick post, I got these results below.  Why?  In my case, it was a duplicate IP address.  A pain to find, but this should give you a sign that if you see this, you may be facing tracking down two IPs that are the same.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Quote For The Day: 47

You were made for a purpose. There is a plan for you in the mind and heart of the Creator. What comes to mind is: Ask, and you shall receive. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. Interestingly, if you take the first letters of Ask, Seek, and Knock, you get the word "ask".  ~~Me

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Finished With The Build

Here is the finished build of the dining room table and chairs. The seats just need stain and then enamel for all three.