What is your IT roadmap for the next 3-5 years- at work

TheFORCETheFORCE Senior MemberMember Posts: 2,298 ■■■■■■■■□□
I'm currently doing research on what people beleive will be needed in their IT/Infosec areas at work to improve some areas or add more layers to existing ones. I'd love to hear what other people have in their roadmap at work. For example, decommission of 2008 servers etcetera.


  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Member Posts: 1,860
    i dont know about my actual company, but personally I'm finally gonna buckle down and teach myself Excel and Powershell properly. I could make so many facets of my work easier by being able to manipulate data faster
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    CWTS, then WireShark
  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Member Posts: 1,899 ■■■■■□□□□□
    -IPS if I can get it but alteast a Snort box somewhere.
    -Risk management stuff

    The first two will be done in a few months. I'll start the last one before the this up coming fiscal year.

    Soo happy that I'll get to do more infosec stuff.
    WIP : | CISSP [2018] | CISA [2018] | CAPM [2018] | eCPPT [2018] | CRISC [2019] | TORFL (TRKI) B1 | Learning: | Russian | Farsi |
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  • devils_haircutdevils_haircut Member Posts: 284 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I have around 20 servers that are still 2008 R2, and one that is 2003 (old access control system that is going away). I've already made a checklist and started working on migrating those.

    Just put in a new firewall not too long ago (ASA with FirePOWER), and I've been working on tweaking the IPS rules to get them where I want them. I'm feeding all FirePOWER logs into a Graylog server, and I designed some GROK filters to make more meaningful dashboards out of the data. My next step will be to implement some sort of Netflow monitoring for even deeper insight into my network.

    vSphere Replication is another on my to-do list, as well as getting our Horizon VDI environment updated. Lots to do when you're a lone wolf icon_sad.gif

  • OctalDumpOctalDump Member Posts: 1,722
    Automate and outsource. Virtualise and put it in a cloud. Make it redundant and self healing. Anything that means I do less work in the long run :)
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  • alias454alias454 Member Posts: 648
    I'm feeding all FirePOWER logs into a Graylog server, and I designed some GROK filters to make more meaningful dashboards out of the data. My next step will be to implement some sort of Netflow monitoring for even deeper insight into my network.

    Nice on the Graylog stuff. I have been working feverishly on our setup. Currently integrating Security Onion stuff into Graylog (BRO and Suricata Dashboards Send Security Onion logs to a centralized Graylog Server - Tech notes). I will be pushing hard on automation using SaltStack this year. Making the roll-out of out of band changes much faster and more consistent. End user training will continue along with more DR drills related to cybersecurity incidents like ransomeware attacks, ddos, etc.
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  • PC509PC509 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USMember Posts: 802 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Move to the cloud with synergy with our virtual infrastructure and cybersecurity backend from our DevOPs team.


    The next few years at our company are really focused on security. It's the biggest push and highest priority right now. As they say - people are the weakest link.... At least I get more experience to list on my CISSP application. I'm pretty much there for experience along with the certs and education. After that, I'm hitting the OSCP. I'm a big Windows guy, but I know the basics of Linux. I want to get deep into Windows security... Hopefully the next couple years at work can help with that.
  • Matt2Matt2 Member Posts: 97 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Waiting on the budget. Oh wait there probably won't be one.
  • Moldygr33nb3anMoldygr33nb3an Member Posts: 241
    Win7 -> to 10 - VDI and Wkstation

    2008 -> 2012R2
    Current: OSCP

    Next: CCNP (R&S and Sec)

    Follow my OSCP Thread!
  • Quench24Quench24 Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Help Desk Level 1 for about a year.
    Help Desk Level 2 for about a year.
    Help Desk Level 3 for about a year.
  • shochanshochan Member Posts: 955 ■■■■■■■□□□
    put in about 3.5 more years on this contract position, then get the hell outta IT...#burnedout20yrsin

    cheers! HI5!
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  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Teradata Assc 16, Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014, CSM Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Look for more money and less work.
  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    Short term goals:

    Migrate RHEL 6 system to RHEL 7 (hopefully using Terraform)
    Setup shared storage for KVM hosts
    Configure monitoring to automatically attempt to start any failed services at least once before alerting me
    Create intelligent Ansible playbooks that can gather facts into variables and determine if certain settings have been applied to servers.

    Long term (aka wishful thinking):

    Migrate Solaris 10 and 11 servers to RHEL 7
    Implement PacketFence
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