Ode to Risk Management is now up on the site. It first appeared in
USENIX ;login: magazine.
The SAGE booklet "A System Administrator's Guide to Auditing" is now in
production. Members of SAGE
will be sent a copy of this booklet as a membership benefit. Alternately, it can be
purchased from the USENIX office
and is also available on
The SysAdmin Web site has been updated to include information on the
Systems Administration Body of Knowledge (SA-BOK) project.
Supported by SAGE,
this project is a long-term series of cascading sub-projects intended to:
- Develop a formal understanding of the role of systems administration,
- Develop a comprehensive framework for education and personal development,
- Extend the framework to provide a formal set of criteria for the
evaluation of organisational capability maturity and industry
- Capture Industry Best Practices into a dynamic Web environment.
This project is led by Geoff Halprin and includes an international working group
of experienced system administators, consultants and educators.
The booklet "A System Administrator's Guide to Auditing" is now entering the
production phase, and is due for publication around April 2000.
A new addition to the white papers section -
"Good Software Management - Guidelines for Developers"
has been added. This white paper discusses the principles
of highly maintainable code, and presents a series of controls
and standards that should be implemented towards this end.
A new white paper, "A guide to the Art of Troubleshooting" has
been added. Enjoy.