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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...


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...


August 18, 2008  7:11 PM

Did you see this? – Boot CD tutorial



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, antivirus, bootcd, DataCenter, DataManagement, diagnostics, forensics, howto, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Monitoring, packet capture, Performance, recovery, research, risk, Security, tools, troubleshooting

How often have you needed to recover a Windows system or use some type of boot disk? It's not easy to create a bootdisk in the current versions of Windows (XP or Vista). There's still a need for this capability. One source of how-to information can be found on the


August 18, 2008  7:04 PM

Moving a datacenter – one weekend – DONE!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, CIO, DataCenter, design, facility, facility management, internet, LAN, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, risk, troubleshooting, WAN

Well, another busy month here. Last month we moved more than 2000 users from 6 different e-mail systems to a single e-mail platform. This month we moved a factory facility...


August 14, 2008  2:58 AM

Managing risk & vulnerability



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, antivirus, awareness, CIO, Data security, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, forensics, honeypot, IT education, malware, Monitoring, Policy, policy enforcement, risk, Security, vulnerability

Jotting some quick thoughts here after answering a user post. Thought I would place the same information here for all to see. This list is by no means complete and your thoughts are always welcome. Some ways to measure risk include: How valuable is the asset? How much of a threat...


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