Category: CommunityCommunity tagged "system-administration"

Quick question, sysadmins. How do you feel about your job? Do the people within your organization appreciate you, or just see you as another “mister fix-it?” Whatever your answer, it turns out you aren’t alone.

Enterprise ITSystem Administration
Dec 17, 2015, 5:35 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (1) Comment

There’s a standard narrative in the cloud world. If you pay attention to the media generated around the cloud industry, you’ll be familiar with it. It goes something like this: in the early days of the cloud, security was a problem; cloud vendors focused on convenience and technology, not so much on the compliance, privacy, […]

CloudEnterprise ITSecuritySystem Administration
Dec 15, 2015, 11:48 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

The most worrying security incidents for the enterprise and the data center infrastructure that supports it are not the DDoS attacks we hear so much about or the occasional WordPress vulnerability that hits the headlines; the truly worrying incidents are caused by advanced persistent threats. The best way to get a grasp on advanced persistent […]

SecuritySystem Administration
Dec 10, 2015, 3:29 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

When a software vulnerability is found — whether by a security researcher, a sysadmin, or an end user — there are four ways the discoverer might proceed. Firstly, the discoverer might do nothing at all. Secondly, they might immediately release details of the vulnerability to the public (full disclosure). Thirdly, they might contact the developer […]

Enterprise ITSecuritySystem Administration
Dec 3, 2015, 2:43 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Many in the security, web hosting, and web development communities are in favor of implementing SSL encryption on as many sites as possible. Even for sites that at first glance don’t have any strong reason to encrypt data or validate their identity, there are advantages to implementing SSL: it promotes user trust, it helps — […]

HTTPSSecuritySSLSystem Administration
Dec 1, 2015, 4:59 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

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