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September 10, 2010  5:05 PM

Is there an orange ball in information security?



Posted by: Troy Tate
awareness, information security, infosec, malicious software, malware, network management, network security, security awareness

In Japan many retailers have what look like orange balls or waterballoons near checkouts. Bruce Schneier, a leading information security expert, recently blogged about these

December 19, 2008  8:55 PM

Microsoft’s environmental campaign – XP goes green



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, DataCenter, design, environment, facility, facility management, hardware, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, Performance, power management, tools, Vista, XP

Microsoft has a special section of their website dedicated to fostering environmental sustainability. To that end, they have released a product called Edison PC Power Management software. The application will...


December 10, 2008  2:41 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Infrastructure Planning & Design Guides



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, design, documentation, education, howto, IT education, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, planning, toolkit, tools

Microsoft has become much better offering documentation beyond just marketing materials about their products and systems. The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline...


December 10, 2008  1:19 PM

The larger world of free technical support – Craigslist computer forum



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, awareness, documentation, education, howto, IT education, malware, Networking, online identity, patching, professional, risk, tools, troubleshooting, web, website

I recently came across the computer forums on Craigslist. I had heard of Craigslist previously but was not aware of the significant scope of what it offers besides classified ads. I'm not suggesting that folks leave ITKE to the Craigslist computer forums for support - far from that. I have been...


December 3, 2008  3:50 PM

Holiday greeting cards, holiday shopping and computer security awareness



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, Browsers, data loss, Data security, education, Firefox, Firewalls, homeland security, IT education, malware, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, online identity, phishing, risk, Security, spam, SSL, vulnerability


November 11, 2008  4:07 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft SharePoint Toolkit



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, analysis, awareness, debugging, design, Development, diagnostics, howto, internet, LAN, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, MOSS, network analysis, Networking, Performance, performance monitoring, reporting, SharePoint, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting, WAN

Many organizations are finding value in the Microsoft SharePoint technologies. Whether you use the free Windows SharePoint Services or the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, your organization will gain a lot of value from using these services. To enhance your ability to manage these technologies,...


November 11, 2008  3:58 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Windows Virtualization team blog



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, blogging, design, Development, Microsoft Windows, RSS, server, Virtualization

For those of you who are fans of Microsoft Windows Virtualization, this blog from the Microsoft Windows Virtualization Products Group might be of interest to you. Keep informed and provide feedback to the team as...


November 11, 2008  3:51 PM

Did you see this? – MS08-067 and the Security Development Lifecycle



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, analysis, awareness, blog, Data security, debugging, design, Development, malware, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, patching, risk, Security, server, vulnerability

As you probably already know, Microsoft issued an urgent out of cycle security patch recently for a Vulnerability in Server service could allow remote code execution. Look here for additional


October 10, 2008  7:58 PM

Counterfeit Metrics – Type II Reverse Engineering



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, awareness, botnet, Data security, dhs, IT education, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, performance monitoring, reporting, research, risk, Security, vulnerability

If you are into metrics, you might find this article rather interesting. For Good Measure: Type II Reverse Engineering A couple of the security metrics I find interesting:

Counterfeit hosts...


October 8, 2008  2:00 PM

Enterprise VOIP at CampIT Conference – Chicago 10/14/08



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, DataCenter, design, education, howto, IP telephony, IT education, Networking, tools, unified communications, VoIP

Update: I will not be a panel member at the CampIT Conference on Enterprise VOIP being held in Chicago (Rosemont) on Tuesday, October 14. However, please try to attend this event if you are in the area and support the CampIT conferences group. Per the


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