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February 18, 2010  7:36 PM

Free Excel Templates for IT Professionals



Posted by: Troy Tate
Excel template, gantt chart, IT risk assessment, log management, maturity model, Microsoft Excel, project management, risk assessment, risk management, risks, template

I just came across an excellent resource for Microsoft Excel templates that are useful to IT professionals. The files can be found on the Excellence In Financial Management website. Some of the useful ones that I have now...

April 27, 2009  7:22 PM

Pandemic preparation, risk and business continuity



Posted by: Troy Tate
business continuity, business continuity planning, continuity planning, environment, hardware, pandemic, Pandemic planning, planning, recovery, remote access, risk, risk management, risks

I'm not the kind to run around thinking the sky is falling or that the swine or bird flu risk is non-existent. I take a lot of these warnings with a grain of salt. However, the pandemic watches of the past few years should obviously have organizations thinking about their risks and business...


February 11, 2009  8:08 PM

Tracking down that user/computer that locks AD accounts



Posted by: Troy Tate
account management, Active Directory, AD, administration, analysis, anti-virus, antivirus, Data security, diagnostics, howto, information security, malicious activity, malware, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, network security, Password, password management, policy enforcement, reporting, risk, risks, scanning, search, Security, security notification, tools, troubleshooting, Windows

With an environment spanning 18+ sites and more than 3000 computers around the globe, you could understand how challenging it would be to track down what device/user might be locking user accounts. There are tools out there that you can pay for that can help do this. However, Microsoft has some...


January 21, 2009  5:10 PM

Microsoft guidelines for Turning off Windows AutoRun do NOT work properly!



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, CERT, digital picture frame, information security, risks, Security, security notification, trojan, Windows

One of the information security lists I subscribe to is the US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alerts. US-CERT is the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team. If you have information security responsibilities, I highly recommend that you...


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