Top 7 Things System Administrators Forget to Do

A useful writeup over at O’Reilly about the top 7 things that sysadmins forget to do:

  1. Forgetting to Delete a Former User’s Account
  2. Forgetting to Regularly Search for Rootkits
  3. Forgetting to Use a Trouble Ticket Tracking System
  4. Forgetting to Set Up Technical Documentation and Creating a Knowledge Base
  5. Forgetting the Risks of Flash Memory Drives
  6. Forgetting to Manage Partial Root Access
  7. Forgetting Courtesy

I’m not sure that number 5 should really be on this list, as it strikes me as more of a Security Guy responsibility and should be covered by the Security Policy (assuming you have one) but it is something to keep in mind.

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