Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

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Scan early, scan often and investigate any alerts or anomalies. Attackers are probing your network at this very moment, and getting the same view of the landscape they have is the first step towards securing your systems. However, don’t limit yourself to only scanning from the outside. Many hacks are inside jobs, and often malware takes advantage of the same vulnerabilities, and can spread from one infected machine on the inside to all the rest quickly. Scan all your systems from the inside just as diligently, and deal with any findings quickly and completely.

A SysAdmin has an almost endless list of tasks they must complete on a regular basis. Some are so routine that they can be done while multitasking, others require careful attention to detail and a laser-like focus to ensure that things are done well and completely. While many admins may look at most of the tasks on this list as run of the mill, they frequently present a challenge to others. In this slideshow, Christina Goggi, writing for GFI Software, provides some tips on how to approach them.


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