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Our focus for 2019 is "Know your Network"!


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February 13, 2020

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Microsoft Azure Certifications Explained

 A Deep Dive for IT Professionals in 2020 

Seasoned veterans -  Microsoft MVP Andy Syrewicze and

Microsoft Cloud Expert Michael Bender

will be hosting the event which includes:


February 10, 2020

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There have been more than a few times where I had to illustrate that ARP was an issue.

When a suspected ARP issue, or you just need to understand how often a device ARP’s, or you need a good challenge when using your favorite packet analyzer, this is...

February 4, 2020

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In this video I wanted to show you an issue that I encounter quite often. DNS is one of those protocols we all take for granted and most people believe that if its working, you can’t do much to tune it.

There are many things you can do to improve DNS...

January 27, 2020

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Wi-Fi packet analysis is always a tricky thing. For example, you have to make sure you have the ‘proper’ Wi-Fi adapter and drivers and of course the software needs to be able to interpret the packets, then there is all the other variables such as enc...

January 20, 2020

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I would say packet slicing is one of the most critical techniques to understand.

Back in the day when we had hard drives with limited disk space and we needed to capture for long periods of time, we used packet slicing.

Today I use packet slicing for a...

January 17, 2020

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Watch the webinar here!

Betty DuBois, ‘Chief Detective’ and founder of Packet Detectives, joined Tom Peterson on CloudShar's webinar titled Profiles are Power: Best Practices for Network Problem Solving.

Betty and Tom used their combined 30+ years...

January 13, 2020

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My wife and I recently joined some of the last homeowners to contribute to the $11 billion robot vacuum industry.  Since I am usually the one who does the vacuuming, I liked the idea of completing this chore with the simple push of a button.  It was...

January 9, 2020

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John Modlin provided the following write up along with a helpful accompanying video.

I have had a great time using ProfiTaps’ IOTA capture and analysis tool,


I was especially intrigued with IOTAs capability for remo...

January 7, 2020

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In past articles I covered how to search for HTTP login credentials.


After my readers’ feedback, I wanted to cover another approach used to find...

January 1, 2020

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ProfiTAP Heroes of Packet Analysis QUIZ!

The Winner of the ProfiTAP Network Quiz challenge is !!!!!

Congratulations to
- Stefan aka „Jas Man“ from Germany, 41 years old, Network Administrator since more than 15 years in a company in the field of sanita...

December 19, 2019

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I just wanted to take a few minutes to share the results of some of the "Capture Limit" testing I have been doing in my lab. These results were shared at Sharkfest Europe 2019 in Estoril, Portugal. The purpose of the session was to discuss the consid...

December 16, 2019

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I'm into HF amateur radio - the HF range is 3 Mhz to 30 Mz.  HF operators send a signal from an antenna, bounce it off the ionosphere and hope it will come down onto another operator's antenna.  The condition of the ionosphere varies a lot with time...

December 15, 2019

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"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”George Carlin

Judging from the number of times we use the word “stupid” in our daily discourse, you might conclude that it’s on our minds a lot.  It should come as no surprise that Me...

December 5, 2019

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It’s the holy trinity of enterprise security:

Gartner’s SOC Visibility Triad.

If you’re not familiar with the triad, here’s a bit of backstory: It comes from the Cold War-era idea of a “Nuclear Triad”—strategic bombers, intercontinental ballistic mis...

December 3, 2019

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Funny how this video of me taken about 10+ years ago is still so relevant.

I cannot tell you how frustrating and surprising it is to run into technicians who are not willing to try new tools.

I find this to be more the case with tools or software that...

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Gray "Matters"

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Live Long and Prosper

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