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March 10, 2009  8:43 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Team Blogs – BlogMS



Posted by: Troy Tate
blog, Microsoft, Microsoft knowledgebase, Microsoft support

BlogMS consolidates a large number of highly relevant and up-to-date information sources across the Microsoft product and online services portfolio.  You can expect to find important Microsoft announcements, news, product releases, service packs, updates, and important support issues.

December 22, 2008  7:20 PM

Improving yourself in 2009 – part 2



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, blog, CIO, education, howto, Metrics, Performance, performance monitoring, planning, professional, reporting, toolkit, tools

Maybe Bubbletimer mentioned in part 1 is not something that will help improve your professional value in 2009. How about the


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 3, 2008  7:59 PM

Did you see this? – Open Source Tools University



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, analysis, anti-virus, blog, blogging, Data security, debugging, design, diagnostics, Firewalls, forensics, howto, internet, IT education, LAN, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, packet capture, Performance, performance monitoring, podcast, reporting, research, Sandbox, Security, SSL, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, wireshark

If you are like me, you like those little goodie tools like nmap and wireshark that do something that is actually pretty complex but do it well and have a great following. I just came across this website that I am going to have to take some time to go through and find all of the nuggets it offers....


October 1, 2008  8:03 PM

Financial Crisis & Technology Accelerators



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, analysis, awareness, blog, financial analysis, government, homeland security, Metrics, risk, threshold, Wall Street, website

We all know that things in the US economy are bad right now. Looking back we wonder if anyone was thinking ahead and thinking "what-if" and managing the risk. Apparently no one was doing that and here we are today with the government working on a $700 billion bailout for some critical financial...


September 11, 2008  4:36 PM

RANT: Am I responsible for training technology staff at other companies?



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, Data security, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, Firewalls, Networking, Policy, policy enforcement, risk, Security, WAN

You may have seen in one of my past blog posts that we relocated a site over a weekend. As a result of that move we are continuing to clean-up various network access issues for...


September 2, 2008  6:22 PM

Operation Sentinel – Manhattan becomes “Big Brother”



Posted by: Troy Tate
awareness, blog, Data security, dhs, homeland security, Monitoring, Policy, policy enforcement, Security

Hopefully you have read my previous blog entry about IT Equipment Search & Seizure at US Borders. Well, if that is not enough to make you think Big Brother is here...


August 22, 2008  8:02 PM

Poor Spelling = Identity Lost



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, Browsers, CA, certificate authority, design, forensics, howto, intellectual property, malware, man-in-the-middle, MITM, network analysis, Networking, online identity, reporting, risk, Security, SSL, vulnerability, web, website, WWW

Well, I am not the best speller and I know that is true for most people. I have recently discovered how this human weakness can get you into trouble and cause identity loss as well as potential financial loss. This issue has recently come to light with some of the Black Hat presentations. The...


August 22, 2008  3:46 PM

Trolls on ITKE – I think not!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, design, intellectual property, internet, IT education, Networking, online identity, reporting, risk, Security, web, website, WWW

Here's an interesting blog entry I came across this week. I have great respect for John Postel mentioned in the article. He...


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