The myth of best practices for networking

Best practices face a challenge of acceptance when applied to any task or job function. In networking it's clearly difficult to declare anything a BEST practice because there are always so many variables. Questions about what is best often lead to an answer of "it depends." A recent thread on Reddit/Networking ran a vicious [...]

The Dirty Dozen network security issues

Gartner's "Dirty Dozen," the most common and often overlooked issues found in network security, is based on more than 3,000 client interactions over the last year. How many of these worst practices do you have in your network? They say avoiding these practices and instigating both short and long term changes will improve security while [...]