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March 30, 2010  12:20 PM

Infosec Awareness Training – Phish or no-Phish



Posted by: Troy Tate
infosec, infosec awareness, phishing, security education, social engineering, ssl certificates

In every employee meeting where I have an opportunity to speak about information security, I bring up the topic of phishing. Phishing is one of the biggest threats in information security today. Social engineering seems to be more prevalent, and harder to detect, than ever and we all have to be...

January 15, 2010  7:33 PM

Recipe for malware infection – 10 steps



Posted by: Troy Tate
antivirus, attack, firewall, information security, information security awareness, malware, patching, security awareness, social engineering, updates, zero day

For certain malware infection follow these steps: 1. Do not apply operating system patches. 2. Do not apply application patches. 3. Do open emails from unknown sources. 4. Do open attachments on emails from unknown sources. 5. Do open unexpected attachments appearing to be from known...


September 16, 2009  6:31 PM

Would you click if it showed on the NY Times website? – Really would you?



Posted by: Troy Tate
ad revenue, browser security, computer network, hardware, information security, information security management, licensing, malicious software, malware, network access, PC, permit, Security, social engineering, software, user education

Yesterday Fierce CIO reported that New York Times falls victim to rogue ad. This is a trend that seems to be happening more frequently. Rogue...


March 23, 2009  3:57 PM

Need help? Ask questions – help someone – read my blog & win one of 3 XBox 360′s



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis tools, Cisco, contest, network capacity, network throughput, protocol analysis, Security, social engineering, social networking, tools, xbox

Looking for some help on some troublesome IT isssues? Post your question on IT Knowledge Exchange. Maybe take some time to read through some of the questions on ITKE. Provide an answer or even improve...


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