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Confessions of Really Bad SysAdmins - Andy Thompson (ShowMeCon 2019) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Confessions of Really Bad SysAdmins
Andy Thompson

ShowMeCon 2019
http://www.showmecon.com

It's a common belief that SysAdmins make great Infosec professionals. Many believe this is due to their wide knowledge of software and technologies. In reality, it's because THEY KNOW WHERE THE DEAD BODIES ARE! That's right. Learn from the mistakes of real sysadmins. Witness and learn the mistakes and confessions of current and former Systems Admins.These stories were collected from my 23 years of in the trenches, handed down from one generation of sysadmin to the next, and from Twitter. :). We'll cover topics like misconfiguration of applications, circumvention of controls, and plain-old laziness have introduced countless amounts of risk to organizations . Most importantly, we'll talk about how controls can be introduced to counter Inside Risk such as this and why sharing these confessions is actually a good thing.

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