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November 19, 2010  2:37 PM

Anatomy of a crimeware rootkit – scary stuff!



Posted by: Troy Tate
crimeware, infosec, malware, rootkit, training, trojan, tutorial

I came across a recent tutorial on reverse engineering the ZeroAccess / Max++ / Smiscer Crimeware Rootkit. This is a very malicious...

March 21, 2010  4:42 PM

Book Review: CISSP Video Mentor by Shon Harris



Posted by: Troy Tate
asymmetric encryption, CISSP, education, encryption, ip-sec, ipsec, OSI model, PKI, Shon Harris, technology training, training, video learning

Shon Harris is a well known author of information security training materials. She is the owner and president of Logical Security. I recently had the opportunity to go through her CISSP Video Mentor course presented by Pearson...


March 12, 2010  4:47 PM

Dept of Homeland Security announces National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge



Posted by: Troy Tate
crisis management, cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security, dhs, education, information security, information security awareness, risk management, security awareness, training

Maybe you heard about the cybersecurity drill ran last month by the Department of Homeland Security. If not, check out this CNN news story. Then watch the very interesting videos of the drill itself. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/u4MDjcpPfvE" width="425" height="350"...


November 19, 2009  3:21 PM

Online Nmap video training – scan your network



Posted by: Troy Tate
blackhat, education, free training, hacker, host identification, network analysis, network testing, nmap, online training, penetration testing, scanning, training, training resources, vulnerability scanning, whitehat

Nmap has been around a long time. It has become an indispensable tool for identifying systems, services and vulnerabilities on a network. It has also been featured in movies like The Matrix...


October 15, 2009  6:44 PM

Free Training – Laura Chappell presents: Wireshark 201 Jumpstart – Filtering on the Good, the Bad, the Ugly



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, education, ethereal, howto, IT education, Laura Chappell, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, packet analysis, packet capture, performance monitoring, protocol analysis, reporting, tcp/ip, tools, trace files, training, troubleshooting, wireshark

Laura Chappel, the BitGirl, is at it again with another in her series of Wireshark Jumpstart webinars. The next one is called


July 20, 2009  7:22 PM

Do you manage or develop websites and need to know more about securing them?



Posted by: Troy Tate
application development, application security, cross-site scripting, information security, internet security, OWASP, training, web application development, web security

If you do manage websites, then you should know about the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). This group is working to make web application security issues visible so organizations can make intelligent decisions about...


July 20, 2009  6:36 PM

Wireshark quickstart tutorial – learn to capture network traffic



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, education, ethereal, howto, IT education, Laura Chappell, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, packet analysis, packet capture, performance monitoring, protocol analysis, reporting, tcp/ip, tools, trace files, training, troubleshooting, wireshark

There are more upcoming sessions in the Laura Chappell seminar series called Wireshark 101Jumpstart tutorials. Check out the schedule at Chappell University website. Some of the things you will learn include:


May 26, 2009  7:34 PM

Repetition is one of the keys of learning



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, education, ethereal, howto, IT education, Laura Chappell, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, packet analysis, packet capture, performance monitoring, protocol analysis, reporting, tcp/ip, tools, trace files, training, troubleshooting, wireshark

I recently posted an update about Laura Chappell's Chappell University Online seminars. I attended one of these seminars today. What...


May 21, 2009  12:57 PM

Master key tasks for network troubleshooting – Chappell University Online Seminars



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, education, ethereal, howto, IT education, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, packet analysis, packet capture, performance monitoring, protocol analysis, reporting, tcp/ip, tools, trace files, training, troubleshooting, wireshark

I'm a huge fan of Laura Chappell. She has a great sense of humor and is a great educator about all things packet oriented. Previous posts about Laura have included:

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April 29, 2009  12:40 PM

Training users? Do they still do what you tell them NOT to do?



Posted by: Troy Tate
IT management, training, user education, user training

Here's a story that might help you think of a creative method to train users to NOT do what they continue to do even after you have instructed them in proper use of computer systems. Lipstick in School (You've got to love this Principal) According to a news report, a certain...


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