The 13 most important skills for sysadmins to develop

We’ve collected a list of the skills that are most important to sysadmins, no matter what their specific focus is – check it out!

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How to export and import mailboxes with Exchange

Whether you are trying to make a backup for a departing employee, to respond to a discovery motion or a compliance request, or you are trying to import data into a test environment, you may from time to time need to either import data from a PST into a mailbox or export a mailbox to […]

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How to simplify vulnerability assessment on network devices [Infographic]

When we talk about vulnerability assessments, we most like think of operating systems, applications, laptops, workstations and servers, yet network devices are often overlooked. And that could become a problem. That is why it’s important to have a tool which scans your network and does a full vulnerability assessment of all your software and hardware. […]

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The Spy Storm

I am very careful when writing about security. There is a fine line between an objective discussion on security and engaging in what we often term “FUD” – fear, uncertainty and doubt.

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How to Avoid Becoming the Villain (Part 2)

Life is full of surprises. I recently wrote an article titled How to Avoid Becoming the Villain on why it is so important to configure your servers correctly so that people cannot exploit them for illegal purposes. A few days ago, I came across a case that adds weight to the points I made then.

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Education is Your Only Defence against Shoulder Surfing

All the technology products in the world will never protect you against shoulder surfing. Shoulder surfing occurs when someone overhears or sees another person entering their credentials into a system and learns what they are. It has happened to most of us and shoulder surfing can be either accidental – you  happen to be next […]

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The Hidden Security Threat

Although not all stories in the tech press are directly related to security, they often highlight issues that can be excellent educational material. A recent story in The Register about a researcher who wanted to map the Internet caught my attention. The researcher had a Herculean task to complete: to scan billions of IP addresses […]

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Using pirated software? Swashbuckling with risk!

We are often warned about the security risks when using pirated software. While some believe the ‘piracy argument’ is pushed by vendors to scare people into buying software rather than pirating it, this statement is not incorrect.

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How to Avoid Becoming the Villain

Computing history has shown us that if you are running servers you are responsible for your own infrastructure and in some cases, also responsible towards those using the Internet. Malicious attacks illegally exploiting poorly configured servers were common practice until a few years ago. Poorly secured FTP servers were often hijacked and copyrighted software was […]

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Spyware: The Next Generation

The world of IT continually creates new technologies and malicious software develops along with it. As we become more reliant on devices such as mobile phones, consoles and tablets, it is just a matter of time before hackers begin to focus on these technologies and develop tools that allow them to snoop on and steal […]

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