Many people are scared because Microsoft bought GitHub. I wonder why people are so shocked now. Github is just another cloud-thingy and cloud means: "it's just the computer of someone else". If "someone else" will shutdown or wipe his computer, then we better have backups. Having this in our minds I would say that it's time to make (auto)backups. I wrote this little ruby-script that clones all public repositories of a user into a directory.
Last week OISF announced a new tool called suricata-update. It's a smart tool for updating suricata rules from remote sources like Emerging Threats. It's works similar to oinkmaster or pulledpork. The main advantage is that it works great with suricata, makes backup of previous rulesets and tests the rules before applying them. Yesterday it reminded me about deprecated options in my suricata-configuration because of the tests it runs(suricata -T).