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What are you security needs?

  • I have covered quite a bit of (probably) pretty scary stuff here. Do you need to defend against everything? Probably not. While security is a good thing, it is possible to be too paranoid. A good rule of thumb is that security times convenience is a constant. I have said before, "The only truly secure computer is one that has been unplugged from the network, powered off, packed in concrete and fired into the Sun. But then, it ain't very usable, is it?" Each adminstrator needs to determine what level of security they need, then tailor their defenses to the threat. This is an administrator decision, since the user will nearly always err on the side of convenience.