There’s a vast difference between the incredibly sophisticated long-term attacks against high-profile companies and government agencies, and the mere smash-and-grab attacks like ransomware. Here's how to plan your clients' defenses accordingly.
In a handful of recent incidents, I helped clients troubleshoot network problems. The errors turned out to be switch features that were changed from their default settings. Here are three things you should never change.
Complexity is an enemy to reliability. The more complex something is, the harder it is to understand, the greater the chance of human error, and the greater the chance of a software bug causing a new failure mode. So, when designing a network, it’s important to balance redundancy against complexity.