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IT security isn't what it used to be. With open questions around cloud computing and the increasing volume of data in enterprise, IT managers are faced with a whole host of new challenges. This month's Technology Feature will focus on today's IT security challenges and potential strategies to address them. We'll take a look at what SysAdmins are doing to minimize threats in today's constantly changing environment and will cover security as it relates to cloud computing, integration, interoperability and identify management. We'll also share some SysAdmin stories from the front lines.

Six Security Sins to Avoid: The IT Darwin Awards

You've heard of the Darwin Awards, which are given out for the rather grim achievement of doing something particularly dumb and usually fatal. We've heard of a few security mishaps that may have been career suicide, but thankfully none that have actually proven fatal. Still, we don't advocate security Seppuku either. Here's some should-be-obvious mistakes to avoid.

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Land the Perfect Linux Job with Security Smarts

Looking for a Linux system administration job? Many employers are looking for admins with Linux skills, but plenty of people are vying for those jobs. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you'll need to make sure you have the security skills that employers are looking for above and beyond Linux administration experience.

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The Importance of Isolation

When it comes to PCI compliance, there's no such thing as "too careful." One of the keys to being careful enough? Isolating and protecting servers that handle cardholder data from the rest of your network.

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Top Five Insider Attacks of the Decade

When most people think of computer security, they think of malware, viruses, and malicious outsiders trying to break into networks. Unfortunately, there's just as much danger on the inside of the company firewall as from outside. Unconvinced? We have five examples of damaging and embarrassing insider attacks from the past decade that should change your mind.

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Five Tips for Successful Linux Deployments

Linux deployments still carry high expectations. Before pushing the button on that Linux deployment, make sure you have all the bases covered, and we have a few tips to help save the day.

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Holiday Cheers and Credit Card Fears

The so-called Cyber Monday is behind us, but the online sales keep ramping up. The Wall Street Journal shows that online shoppers have spent more $1.1 billion over a two-day period, and traffic to shopping sites has been steadily up. Good for business, but also a very attractive target for attackers from inside and outside companies that deal with credit card data.

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