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10 dumb security mistakes sys admins make

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 18, 2015.

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    Security isn’t merely a technical problem -- it's a people problem. There’s only so much technology you can throw at a network before dumb human mistakes trip you up.

    But guess what? Those mistakes are often committed by the very people who should know better: system administrators and other IT staff.

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    Intermedia's 2015 Insider Risk Report found that IT professionals were the most likely group to engage in “dangerous” security practices, such as sharing passwords/logins, reusing personal passwords for business applications, or giving personal account credentials to others.

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