October 27, 2008  8:52 PM

Did you see this? – (Wire)Sharkfest 2008 videos – including Vint Cerf – now available



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, education, forensics, Google, howto, internet, IT education, LAN, Linux, man-in-the-middle, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, network analysis, Network TAPs, Networking, packet capture, Performance, performance monitoring, reporting, research, Security, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, web, wireshark

Checkout the Sharkfest 2008 videos at LoveMyTool.com. If you use Wireshark or want to learn network troubleshooting, this is one of the best resources you can have in your toolkit. The videos will give you a better...


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 9, 2008  3:56 PM

Virtual Enterprise VOIP panel discussion



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, Cisco, DataCenter, design, education, howto, IP telephony, IT education, LAN, Monitoring, Networking, PSTN, risk, unified communications, VoIP, WAN

As you may have already read, I will not be attending the Enterprise VOIP event at CampIT Conferences in Chicago on 10/14. Well, I thought...


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


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....


September 3, 2008  7:28 PM

Did you see (listen to) this? – Podcast on preventing spam



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, anti-virus, awareness, Data security, DataManagement, email, Exchange, howto, internet, IT education, Metrics, Performance, podcast, Policy, reporting, risk, Security, spam, tools

An audio podcast on how SPAM is generated along with an examination on the frameworks and technologies that help manage and reduce SPAM. This may be a great tutorial for you and/or your users. CERTStation Media -...

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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...


August 21, 2008  8:08 PM

IT Equipment search & seizure at the US borders



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, data loss, Data security, DataManagement, design, forensics, government, intellectual property, internet, IT education, Mobile, Monitoring, Networking, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, risk, Security, WAN

I have recently been hearing some rumblings about this issue. I work for a firm with international locations and have travelled out of the country myself. So, this is a personal issue. What I am referring to is the situation described in this article by David Jonas of The Transnational:


August 18, 2008  7:24 PM

Did you see this? – Online tools/tutorials – RingOfSaturn



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, diagnostics, howto, internet, IT education, LAN, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, online identity, packet capture, Performance, reporting, research, risk, Security, Storage, tools, troubleshooting, VoIP, WAN, web, website, wireshark, WWW

Ok, I admit it. I'm a network tool junkie. I constantly look for neat tools to perform tasks in the easiest manner possible and give me reliable information. This website from RingofSaturn.com is definitely one of the cooler online...


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