Foundry Review: Desperate Prey, by @djf021

Disaster strikes your ship while on a supply mission to New Romulus. Stranded, you must depend on your wits and your crew to save your ship. Unfortunately, your crippled vessel may not be your only problem…

Doesn’t disaster always strike on these routine resupply missions? ‘Desperate Prey’ takes a classic Star Trek plot hook and uses it to tell a fun adventure story. This episode doesn’t have any pretentions about delivering heavy roleplaying; instead, the author builds immersion by telling an exciting story where your captain is the star.

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Foundry Review: Traitor’s Tales, by @nrobbiec

A Starfleet officer who once defected to the Klingon Empire has made contact. Now seeking to switch sides again, this two-time traitor allegedly has knowledge of a powerful foe that threatens to not only destroy the Klingon Empire but everything else in their way.

Sometimes a story tries to do too many things and ends up not really doing any of them. ‘Traitor’s Tales’ tries to combine many storytelling elements in an ambitious way, but still needs to some work to be fully successful.

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Foundry Review: Tal Shiar Turkey Shoot, by @TyrranusLord

We’ve found a system used by the Tal Shiar to refit vessels. Its time to pay them an unexpected visit.

‘Turkey Shoot’ is a challenging, action-oriented episode that did a good job testing my abilities without completely overwhelming me.

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Foundry Review: Diplomacy in the Gamma Quadrant, by @marhawkman

Melani Di’an has convinced the High Council to send someone on a diplomatic mission to open trade relations in the Gamma Quadrant.

Often when I play a Foundry episode I wish the author hadn’t done something wrong. ‘Diplomacy’ is a different case: here I wish the author had done more of something right. This episode tells the beginning of an interesting story, but ends unfinished.

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Foundry Review: Your Mission Has Ended, by @isthisscience

After years in deep space, Starfleet Command have begun to doubt whether your still suited to the front line. Finally you’ve given them all the reason they need to strip you of your command. Finding yourself with no ship, no crew, no purpose…. How will you deal with your final mission: RETIREMENT. But… perhaps there is a possibility for your to prove your worth once more.

This is one of those rare episodes that focus completely on story. Combining mastery of the Foundry tool with a genuinely entertaining and well-written story, ‘Your Mission Has Ended’ is a real treat.

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Foundry Review: Collectiveness Strikes Gold, by @Stoutes

Strange readings, blown up planets and the Borg. A volatile mix where you are needed to investigate what has been happening lately.

“Collectiveness Strikes Gold” is a well-structured mission with excellent map design and an interesting story. While the episode struggles with some formatting and composition issues, it dodges many common design problems and provides a fun and action-packed experience.

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Foundry Episode Review: Torchbearers, by @Deus114

“A ship vital to the Federation’s war effort has gone missing. Can you save the crew before it’s too late? And what is it’s precious cargo?”

Torchbearers is a very straightforward episode that reprises a common theme: Starfleet needs your captain to find a missing ship and recover its top secret cargo.

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Galaxy in Crisis Milky Way map posted

The Galaxy in Crisis strategic map is finally complete. This clears some big bottlenecks on the rules development and also lays the groundwork for some features I’ve wanted to add to the wiki for quite a while, such as historical maps showing the rise and fall of different factions.

You can view the full map at this link. Fair warning, this is a large (30 megabyte) file.

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New Galaxy In Crisis Articles

After a long hiaitus, some new articles have been added to the GIC wiki. In addition to a number of minor updates and expansions, 1200 words of content has been added in the form of three historical entries focusins on the early days of the Andromedan Crisis.

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Network Management Applications

Several network management applications and tools are currently in use to tackle exploits, threats, and non-compliance. These security applications have been created to deploy and manage security at their respective networks, but they may also have more practical application that are serving as the application point of entry for attackers to compromise networks. The installation of these applications are only one component to a system’s overall security strategy. Other security mechanisms must be put in place to protect information, processes, and systems. Each network management application is best suited for a specific network security strategy, using tools as a VPN or a Cloud Access Control you can find in sites such as Figure 1 is a graphical representation of what is required for secure network management. Figure 1: Network Management Applications and Tools

Windows Vista: Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Server 2008: Control Flow Guard (CFG), Active Directory Domain Services, Active Directory Sites and Services (AD DS), Remote Access, Remote Assistance

Windows XP: Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003: Exchange, Kerberos, S/MIME, System Center 2003 R2 Domain Awareness (DAC) and Exchange ActiveSync

Windows 2000: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Server 2003: Active Directory, DNS

The application software infrastructure around the network contains systems, containers, and user processes that carry out specific tasks for applications, processes, or networks. While all these components are called application technologies, they can also be categorized under the following categories:

The network management technology itself is relatively simple, and, in most cases, can be deployed on existing infrastructure. The technology can be installed on a conventional or virtualized computer network to Boost online safety with Data Cabling. However, the networks that will most frequently be utilized by network administrators and IT staff are internet-connected networks with redundant connections, redundant firewalls, and the ability to receive traffic from the internet at multiple locations. The technology must be deployed using normal, everyday methods, such as computer-to-computer, or cloud-to-cloud.

The security architecture around the technology itself requires close scrutiny of each and every security vulnerability that can be exploited, to assure that the technology itself is secure. Various network security applications and techniques should be in place to counter specific threats, threats of different types, and even threats against applications that are not among the most common security threats.

Different communication methods must be employed. It is the responsibility of the network administrator or security consultant to manage security protocols that are in place to ensure that protocols are properly configured, properly enforced, and properly monitored to ensure that the network environment can be used effectively and efficiently by end users and applications.

Configuration of the security configuration of the network should be monitored by security administrators to ensure that the proper services are working correctly and that it is being maintained. This monitoring should include continual information about configuration changes and suspicious activity. Security settings that must be maintained include:

Port blocking

Require user authorization prior to outgoing ports

Require “yes” or “no” port configuration before making any network connections

Port mapping

Automatic port mapping

Standard operating procedures (SOX, SSL, Kerberos)

Systems running at higher privilege levels must be privileged.

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