Your Next Move: Systems Administrator

CompTIA on Cybersecurity

If you are interested in working with the day-to-day operations of computer networks, a career as a systems administrator could be your next move

How a Systems Administrator Role Preps You for a Cybersecurity Career

CompTIA on Cybersecurity

IT Security Specialist Jason Hernandez believes systems administration is valuable experience for IT pros – especially for those interested in cybersecurity


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How to use a Bash script for-loop for system administration in Linux

Tech Republic Data Center

Bash scripting is every Linux administrator's Swiss Army knife. Learn how using a for-loop in conjunction with Bash scripts can produce powerful results

Remotely supporting as a System Administrator


We recently interviewed System Administrator, Daniel Popielnicki, about how he has adapted to working from home, the challenges he faced assisting other Spearliners, and more. Do you have a ticketing system for assisting employees? A ticketing system was essential.

Monitoring as a Discipline and the Systems Administrator

Data Center Knowledge

Monitoring as a discipline is a practice designed to help IT professionals escape the short-term, reactive nature of administration often caused by insufficient monitoring, and become more proactive and strategic. Read More. Industry Perspectives

The Future of Operations: A Developer

Forrester IT

Additionally, as the velocity of change increases - and will continue to increase - the premise that we can continue to manage these systems with our traditional methods is no longer true. The management of your estate mandates that system administrators (sysadmins) quickly acquire skill sets common among Agile development and operations (DevOps) [ii] professionals. The hand-holding of systems, like babysitting mainframes, has long since fallen out of favor.

Sysadmin Day 2019 – Celebrate 20th System Administrator Day


I’m very proud to be an IT Pro and System Administrator. The post Sysadmin Day 2019 – Celebrate 20th System Administrator Day appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Happy SysAdmin Day to all readers! Don’t forget to celebrate the SysAdmin Day 2019 on this Friday, July 26th (tomorrow).

SolarWinds Officials Throw Intern Under the Bus for ‘solarwinds123’ Password Fail

GizModo VR

The SolarWinds drama just won’t stop. It’s a tale of Russian hackers—and potentially Chinese hackers—alleged email spying, and a gaping hole of security vulnerabilities that seems to get worse as more details come to light.

Enterprise Password Manager Passwordstate Hacked, Exposing Users’ Passwords for 28 Hours

GizModo VR

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The SolarWinds Hack Just Keeps Getting More Wild

GizModo VR

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Becoming a Self-Taught Cybersecurity Pro

Information Week

Here's how one system administrator developed his own personal online night school curriculum to gain the expertise for a successful security career Cybersecurity pros are in high demand.

Deloitte breach underlines need for better authentication

Computer Weekly

A breach of Deloitte’s email system, which may have exposed client details, emphasises the need for two-factor authentication and the monitoring of systems administrators

Ansible vs Chef: Compare DevOps Tools

Tech Republic

Ansible and Chef are configuration management (CM) tools designed for system administrators and DevOps professionals. Compare their features to determine which one will suit your team’s needs and expectations.

3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Buying more servers would require more IT staff to act as systems administrators – no servers means no hiring of additional administrators. Post tags: backup , capital expenditure , cost savings , data , performance , security , servers , systems administrators , Virtualization. Technology backup capital expenditure cost savings data performance security servers systems administrators Virtualization

Connected Devices, Remote Security: Data Encryption and Security in the Cloud


Then the “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon caused system administrators to worry about things like […]. Security” used to mean worrying about HTTPS certificates on your websites. The notion of a “device” was a browser and all you really had to do was to guarantee that traffic between it and your web servers was encrypted. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News

IBM Centers Offer Hands-On Time With Latest Data Center Tech

Data Center Knowledge

New innovation centers in Dallas and Nice give system administrators exposure to latest SDN, virtualiation, and IT automation products Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Dallas Europe IBM Networking Virtualization

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How to use Zarp for penetration testing

Tech Republic Security

Network or systems administrators must conduct pen testing to discover any possible security weaknesses. Find out why Zarp is a very powerful pen-testing tool to have at your disposal

SysAdmin Day 2020 is Over But You Can Still Win | IT Pros | Altaro


Friday, 31 July 2020 was the day to appreciate System Administrator. However, you still have an opportunity to win a contest with your system admin success story. Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link].

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Happy System Admin Day


System Administrator Appreciation Day 2018 System Admin Day at a lighter note … No offence … We love System Admins. The post Happy System Admin Day appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. Happy SysAdmin Day – A Special Celebration at Office. courtesy whatsapp video. ITPro

AWS and DevOps Skills in High Demand, says Dice

Data Center Knowledge

The role of Systems Administrator is evolving into one of development and operations with the rise of cloud computing. Dice performed an analysis around cloud searches and found that there''s a huge need for Amazon Web Services skills as well as DevOps talent. Cloud Computing Staffing

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Take your time testing these February Patch Tuesday updates

Computerworld Vertical IT

And, with this month's very light release from Microsoft, corporate security and systems administrators can take the time needed to test their applications and desktop/server builds. There are ( as of now ) 51 patches to the Windows ecosystem for February, but no critical updates and no "Patch Now" recommendations from the Readiness team. I'm hoping that with this month's list of Patch Tuesday updates, we can enjoy the quiet after the storm. January was tough for a lot of folks.

A Spring Break Conversation Topic With Your College Kid

Forrester IT

Of course as an analyst in technology and …not to brag …but as a professional who has had many roles in IT (Programmer, System Administrator, Computer & Information System Analyst) my first initial thought was to suggest to her to look into Computer Information Systems or Computer Science. I don't know about you but this Spring Break is different in my family.

Why are your IT people so miserable? Log4j2itis

Computerworld Vertical IT

Do you walk over sleeping system administrators and developers when you get to the office? Instead of holiday toasts, do you hear screams and moans from your server room? Are your IT people sobbing inconsolably even when Amazon Web Services (AWS) is running ?

Anonymity is no more.

IT Toolbox

In my duties as a system administrator I have done so, legally and to the companies own computers. There is a reason I don't hack into computers. Not that I can't and not that I haven't. I can honestly say I have never hacked into a third parties computer at all without their knowledge. There is a reason I don't do this. It is very simple. Anything you

Adaptiva: OneSite – Advanced IT Systems Management Software


It provides system administrators with the ability to run SCCM from a single site with no DPs for distribution, and no impact to business WAN traffic. OneSite solves the complexities of large-scale systems management by extending the functionality of Microsoft System Center Con. Communications Companies Company GreenIT Companies Adaptiva microsoft OneSite operating system System Center Configuration Manager WAN Wide area network Windows XP

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Artificial intelligence: The future IT help desk


Read why Scott Matteson says that artificial intelligence is the future on Tech Republic : As a system administrator working in technology for more than 25 years, I’ve provided some measure of IT support. While it’s rewarding to help people, sometimes the monotony in doing so can lead to feeling unfulfilled, especially when there are […].

Sysadmins: You're All Developers Now

Forrester IT

In a past life I was a system administrator, or "sysadmin" I enjoyed it, but even in those halcyon days of remoting into servers and driving to the office at 2 AM (hoping the server room wasn't on fire), I knew I had a limited shelf life. It wasn't until years later that I fully understood why: Administrators are babysitters.

What is SysAdmin Day for Proud IT Pros


SysAdmins are System Administrators, and in other words, they are IT Pros. SysAdmin = IT Pro Content Who are System […]. It’s that time of the year to say Thank you, SysAdmin. Here’s to hope SCCM, Intune, Hyper-V, ESX, etc. servers don’t go down on our big day! SysAdmin day 2018 is on Friday 27th July. The post What is SysAdmin Day for Proud IT Pros appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair.

A spam-control issue unique to Australia?

Network World

A user of Reddit’s section devoted to systems administration yesterday offered up for inspection an F-bomb-laden phishing email that had eluded his company’s spam filter despite the filter having been set to weed out such cursing. Then this exchange ensued: Reddit. I also laughed out loud. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death is changing to black in Windows 11

The Verge

A BSOD is Windows’ own kernel error or bug check, and it usually includes a dump of data that can help system administrators analyze what system fault caused the blue screen. Windows 11’s new Black Screen of Death.

$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

ComputerWorld IT Management

Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT department. The classes in your bundle include: Fundamentals of Unix & Linux System Administration. These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro.

Bright Computing Integrated with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre


With this integration, system administrators can easily deploy, use and maintain Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre using Bright. The enhancements reduce the ongoing administrative burden through proactive diagnostics based on Lustre-specific metrics and tests. Announcing a unique solution that works for HPC, Big Data Analytics, or a hybrid environment.

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Security researcher finds a way to run code on Apple, PayPal, and Microsoft’s systems

The Verge

He discovered if he could find the names of the private packages used by companies (a task that turned out to be very easy in most cases), he could upload his own code to one of the public repositories with the same name, and the companies’ automated systems would use his code instead.

Make a Difference - Work For Us

CIO Musings

Senior Desktop Support Specialist - Work with customers and administrators to support the physical, virtual and mobile enterprise desktop. Server Administrator - Create, destroy, maintain, create cool names for, and manage windows servers in the virtual, physical and blade center arenas. Application Systems Administrator - Work in a growing group of professionals focused on maintaining the enterprise applications such as ERP, Imaging, Mobility and others.

Chances to Speak at O’Reilly Media’s Upcoming Conferences


As we shift to focusing on distributed systems, we’re moving away from web performance talks as part of the Velocity program. We invite proposals from system engineers, architects, developers, system administrators, operations managers, site reliability engineers, and more—people on the front lines with stories of great success and worthy failures, especially if they provide clear ideas for what to do next. Bob Gourley.

Lazarus APT Targeting Cryptocurrency, CISA Warns

SecureWorld News

The threat actors use social engineering to encourage individuals to download trojanized cryptocurrency applications on Windows or macOS operating systems. The U.S.

Digital Reasoning: Maker of the Synthesis mission-focused analytics software platform


Analyst Queue: Provides ability for compliance analysts to review system-generated alerts in support of eComms surveillance. Reference Data: Enables importing reference data from HR systems, CRM, and other systems to enhance the context of eComms analysis. System Administration: A new user interface to centrally manage Knowledge Graphs, including system configurations, application settings and data ingestion.

The rise of the Enterprise Architect and the Demise of the System Admin – TechTalk Episode 21

Virtualized Greek

With Cloud becoming more prominent in the enterprise there is a direct impact to the System Administrator role. With less and less in-house infrastructure where does that leave the SA? I discuss the future demise of the SA in the enterprise and where the opportunities for the technical resource exists in the Cloud enabled enterprise. Cloud Computing TechTalks Virtualization Career Advice

SIEMs-as-a-service addresses needs of small, midsize enterprises

Network World

The city of Lewiston, in north central Idaho, has a population of around 32,000 and an information systems budget of around $800,000 a year. said Danny Santiago, the city's information systems administrator. But it wasn't too small for attackers. For example, the city council meetings, streamed online, were being watched by people in Russia. Why are they watching this?" Then there were the phishing attempts. "We

Microsoft warns of Windows ‘PrintNightmare’ vulnerability that’s being actively exploited

The Verge

While Microsoft hasn’t rated the vulnerability, it allows attackers to remotely execute code with system-level privileges, which is as critical and problematic as you can get in Windows. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Malware distributors are switching to less suspicious file types

Network World

PowerShell is a scripting language for automating Windows system administration tasks. After aggressively using JavaScript email attachments to distribute malware for the past year, attackers are now switching to less suspicious file types to trick users. Last week, researchers from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center warned about a new wave of spam emails that carried malicious.LNK files inside ZIP archives. Those files had malicious PowerShell scripts attached to them.

Learn Containers by Doing with New Containers Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course link: Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course Description: Get prepared for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Linux Academy Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration (ex280 v3.9) Course link: Linux Academy Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration (ex280 v3.9)

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The FBI’s email system was hacked to send out fake cybersecurity warnings

The Verge

These emails look like this: Sending IP: ( [link] ) From: Subject: Urgent: Threat actor in systems — Spamhaus (@spamhaus) November 13, 2021. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.