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Practical advice for real world problems

Practical advice for real world problems Introduction Have you ever been trying to solve a systemic problem, like users getting infected by malware, and the only advice you get is completely impractical, such as to instruct users to not click on links or open attachments? This seems to be one of the top security recommendations lately, as if the solution was so simple. The good news is that there are some practical solutions out there for nearly every organization. The key is to figure out your core goals, determine what solutions supposedly work in your environment, and then test them to make sure they actually do what they say on the tin. It’s going to take more than a single blog post to explain everything, but we wanted to start by going over a concrete example and then future posts can generalize. The problem Our example will be to cover the damage done by people getting phished and downloading malware (either from an attachment, or by clicking a link and downloading some