Small businesses have it rough. They usually depend on a single network admin who has to manage all the clients and servers on the network. The same admin might have to work with multiple, complex servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL and Microsoft SharePoint Services. Then there’s putting out all the fires that come up day to day with various line of business applications and fixing computers with broken hardware or user-initiated software issues. Finally, that overworked admin also has to deal with one of the most complex aspects of computer network management: security.
Well, for all you small business computer guys, here’s a little test for you to take to see how you’re doing with your security knowledge. While not at all comprehensive, it’s a nice way to pass the time:
If you don’t get all the answers right, no problem. The test is just for fun, but you should take a chance to learn something from it. If you’re running a small business network, here’s a short security checklist that can get you started:
Thomas W Shinder, M.D.
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