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December 15, 2009  9:38 PM

Use NMap to quickly scan a large subnet for MAC or IP addresses – even firewalled systems!



Posted by: Troy Tate
ARP, arp scan, education, network scan, network tool, nmap, ping, tool, utility

One of my favorite tools to manage a population of network hosts is the excellent tool NMap. It can easily and quickly be used to scan a large subnet for live hosts. I recently scanned a /16 or 65,535 hosts subnet in about 30 minutes with NMap detecting...

December 4, 2009  1:22 PM

Generating and tracking passwords: Put javascript to work for you



Posted by: Troy Tate
complex password, information security, Password, password security, password tool, strong password, tool, utility

I recently came across this interesting website that uses javascript and SHA-1 hashes to generate passwords. The thing to remember about this tool is that the generated passwords are just numbers and letters. There are no...


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...


May 22, 2009  6:03 PM

Strong passwords? Try this test



Posted by: Troy Tate
authentication, complex password, information security, Password, password strength, Security, strong password, tool

Passwords are the bane of security but currently and historically the primary authentication method for users. Check out this article by Roger Grimes and see how your password policy stacks up using the Excel spreadsheet tool he provides for download. You can use the to convince management how weak...


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