57 Mistakes Sys Admins Make

Don’t you hate it when you hit “Reply all” by accident or delete a file that can’t be restored?  The truth is we all make mistakes at one time or another.  However when it comes to IT security, employee’s error or a simple oversight by a system administrator can cost companies loss of money, productivity and reputation.

Our partner GFI has assembled a list of 57 mistakes Sys Admins make and below are my 5 favorites:

#15 Never use a domain name that you do not own.

#18. Go Search default password lists, and then go change all the default passwords you never thought were a risk.

#19. Never set a user’s password to never expire.

#41. Disabling antivirus should be a capital offense.

#44. Asking for employees’ password is never acceptable.

Check out the full full list from GFI  – after all it’s always better to learn from others mistakes than having to compile a list of your own later.  Share your tips on things to avoid with us in the comments.

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Maria Osipova

Maria is a marketing campaign manager at Faronics by day and mom, reader, runner by night. Relying on coffee and iGoogle to manage the hectic days, she is interested in emerging technologies, tools for education and social marketing.