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May 12, 2010  2:48 PM

Follow Twitter “How to become a hacker in 15 minutes”



Posted by: Troy Tate
certified ethical hacking, education, hacking, information security, information security education, infosec, infosec awareness, Security, technology, twitter

Well, it looks like it might be time for me to join the "twitterpated". Until now I did not see much value in this additional information source. With regards to Twitter, I tend to agree with

January 29, 2010  1:27 PM

Weekend fun for Geeks, Techies, Nerds – Techland!



Posted by: Troy Tate
fun, gadgets, geek, jokes, nerd, news, technology, videos

Time magazine, one of the busiest marketing engines on the planet (if you don't believe me.... what about all of those Time-Life infomercials for music and...

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November 19, 2009  1:59 PM

What technology would Shakespeare use?



Posted by: Troy Tate
forensics, investigation, playwright, robots, Shakespeare, technology

In that realm of odd and unusual news stories, a recent story on Wired tells about a Texas A&M production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream using robot flying fairies alongside the rest of...


October 7, 2009  5:34 PM

Can IT education bring an end to the recession?



Posted by: Troy Tate
career, economics, education, information technology, IT, technology

Well, by my title I don't mean entirely end the recession, and especially not just through IT education alone. I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a snippet about an upcoming story. Unfortunately, I was unable to hear the entire story. However, the topic of the upcoming story...


August 18, 2009  2:25 PM

FTP – is it old or is it still useful? Do you need “glamorous” file transfers?



Posted by: Troy Tate
file transfer, file transfer protocol, ftp, technology, technology update

We use FTP to provide a file transfer mechanism between users, customers & suppliers. I regularly get asked if FTP is the best and easiest mechanism for this purpose. My answer is: "it works". The command line client is also available in most operating systems and there are a lot of GUI clients...


June 26, 2009  2:56 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool



Posted by: Troy Tate
education, Microsoft, solution accelerator, technology, technology management, tool, toolkit, virtual machine, Virtual machine management

Microsoft has a very large library of Solution Accelerators. These solution accelerators are meant to be detailed guides and toolkits to help organizations be successful in the planning, deployment and management...


February 24, 2009  3:14 PM

Financial crisis due to poor risk understanding & management – IT security next?



Posted by: Troy Tate
financial analysis, information security, measurement, Monitoring, risk, risk management, technology

I have written before about IT being an accelerator for the financial crisis. Another recent article, this time from Wired called


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