9.2. Simplifying Security Administration

As an administrator, one of your goals should be to always simplify your security implementation as much as possible. The simpler you can make it, the easier it is to enforce.

Allow me to share a straightforward analogy. When my son was small, I had a simple policy, and it was easy to enforce: Never touch matches. When he was much older and had become a Boy Scout, I had another simple policy that was easy to enforce: Use your best judgment when it comes to fire. Problems never occurred at either end of the spectrum, but there were many years in between when the prevailing policy didn't work and incidents had to be addressed.

The problems first began when he was a Webelos scout and was encouraged by his ...

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