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June 18, 2008  7:20 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Assessment & Planning Toolkit 3.1 Beta



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, beta, DataCenter, diagnostics, LAN, Metrics, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, Networking, Performance, reporting, tools, troubleshooting

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the...

June 18, 2008  7:15 PM

Did you see this? – Sysinternals LIVE!!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, CIO, Data security, Database, DataCenter, DataManagement, Development, diagnostics, forensics, howto, LAN, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, Policy, reporting, Security, Sysinternals, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, web, website, WWW

If you're a fan of the Sysinternals tools, check out the beta of Sysinternals Live, a service that makes it easy for you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the web without hunting for and manually downloading them....


June 18, 2008  5:26 PM

Did you see this? – Infosecurity Magazine RSS feed



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, botnet, CA, Data security, DataCenter, digital signatures, forensics, honeypot, IT education, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, Networking, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, RSS, Security, SSL, tools, web, website, WWW

Infosecurity Magazine has a very good RSS feed to keep yourself up to date on events/issues and technologies. Check it out!


June 6, 2008  7:19 PM

Did you see this? – Is it Up/Down or is it just me?



Posted by: Troy Tate
DataCenter, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, reporting, tools, troubleshooting, web, website, WWW

This is a great website to test if a public website is responding. http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ I am not sure what mechanism it really uses to test if a site is responding, if it is a ping test or if testing actually does an...


June 4, 2008  7:26 PM

Researching Network TAPs – Strike 1 (part 4)



Posted by: Troy Tate
DataCenter, DataManagement, howto, LAN, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Network TAPs, Networking, packet capture, Performance, reporting, tools

Yesterday, I received my Datacom Systems Singlestream 102 network tap. I installed it during lunch and wouldn't you know, something started not working right on the network! Hmmmmm... maybe I should have tested...


May 31, 2008  2:28 AM

Did you see this? – Noticebored – Infosec Awareness Education



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, blogging, botnet, Data security, forensics, honeynet, honeypot, humor, IT education, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, research, Security, wiki

Noticebored is a great resource for information security awareness. The blogs are timely and cover a great spectrum of topics with regards to this important...


May 23, 2008  7:58 PM

Did you see this? – Security Primer for the non-technical



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, botnet, Data security, IT education, malware, Monitoring, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, Security, tools

This is a shout-out to fellow blogger Martin McKeay. His Security Primer for the non-technical is a blog worth sharing with friends, family and co-workers. Hence, I am sharing this with you...


May 16, 2008  6:40 PM

Did you see this? – Fear or doubt? New rootkit from researcher’s labs



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, forensics, honeypot, malware, Monitoring, research, Security, tools

Do you fear or doubt these types of announcements? There are so many possibilities and weaknesses in systems and services. According to: SoftPedia...

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May 13, 2008  4:06 PM

To be done: an acquisition/merger checklist



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, CIO, DataCenter, DataManagement, email, howto, LAN, malware, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, Networking, reporting, research, Security, tools, WAN

An acquisition or merger is not a frequent event for my organization. However, it seems like in the past year or so we have worked on a number of these activities. So, it seems like it may be time to create a formalized checklist for the IT department items that need to be addressed during an...


May 9, 2008  6:20 PM

Did you see this? – a live honeynet



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, botnet, CIO, Data security, DataManagement, forensics, honeynet, honeypot, howto, malware, Monitoring, research, Sandbox, Security, SQL Server

I just came across the Shadowserver Foundation. According to their mission:

The Shadowserver Foundation is an all volunteer watchdog group of security professionals that gather, track, and...


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