Public Sector manager, Stuart Lambert, writes a best practice article on Network Visibility. I get asked a lot for best practice security advice, and if you know me I am always happy to give you my view. But for a long time I have wondered, Is there a central source that I should draw best practice guidance from, away from area specific governance like the NHS IG toolkit, or the PSN code of compliance or Security product led guidance?
As of December 2013 29% of Windows operating systems are XP, with all the best intentions in the world it is going to be impossible to upgrade all of these devices before the 8th of April this year when Microsoft ends it support for XP. So what does this actually mean to the everyday XP admin?