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February, 2009

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February 27, 2009  7:41 PM

Did you see this? – Internet Measurement Testing tools

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

There will always be some user saying "the internet is slow". There are many resources out there to test internet connections. The Measurement Lab is one I came across the other day. There are several useful tools under this page. Some of...

February 25, 2009  2:30 PM

Did you see this? – The Cheapskate’s Infosecurity Toolbox

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

This may be a couple of years old, but the need for infosecurity tools and requirements for cheap solutions has not changed. This was first published in the CSO magazine in 2006. The tools have only gotten better since then. Hope you can find some use for the tools that it recommends in these...


February 24, 2009  3:14 PM

Financial crisis due to poor risk understanding & management – IT security next?

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

I have written before about IT being an accelerator for the financial crisis. Another recent article, this time from Wired called

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February 23, 2009  4:20 PM

IP address / Identity management & protecting youth from exploitation by adults

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

There is a recent bill introduced in both the House and Senate to strengthen current legislation addressing online child...


February 19, 2009  1:47 PM

Is protocol analysis or network management your thing?

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

Laura Chappell (the Viral Bitgirl) has announced that Sharkfest 09 registration is open and all registered attendees get a FREE AIRPCAP ADAPTER (US $198)! Sharkfest is the...


February 11, 2009  8:08 PM

Tracking down that user/computer that locks AD accounts

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

With an environment spanning 18+ sites and more than 3000 computers around the globe, you could understand how challenging it would be to track down what device/user might be locking user accounts. There are tools out there that you can pay for that can help do this. However, Microsoft has some...


February 6, 2009  6:31 PM

Cost saving measures – printing? Really?

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

I don't know about your organizations but the one I work for is doing as much as possible to reduce costs in these hard times. We have gone through the staffing reductions, travel restrictions, site closures, salary reductions like most other organizations. Now an outside vendor has come to us...


February 3, 2009  7:41 PM

Will Microsoft ever get search right?

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

I am looking for some documentation on Powershell to better understand how to use it. Per Wikipedia: Windows PowerShell is an extensible

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February 2, 2009  5:15 PM

ARP as a network auditing tool

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

ARP - or Address Resolution Protocol is a necessary element for network traffic. Per Wikipedia: "In computer networking,...


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