Please share your best practices & tips!

That Random GuyThat Random Guy Member Posts: 67 ■■■□□□□□□□
So I was thinking the other day how not all best practices show up in textbooks or education institutions. I have only come across some best practices while being on the job.

In the spirit of open source, I would like to encourage a forum where all of us professionals can share best practices we've come across in our careers.

It doesn't necessarily have to be uber specific—as long as it's something you would swear by—anything we've experienced first hand is valid, I would say. Tech? Soft skills? Go for it.

To start, these are some particular best practices I have come across:

  • Never set yourself a reasonable deadline for anything. Murphy is secretly all of our best friends and he shows up when least expected. Going 3 times the estimate might help.
  • Always have an objective in mind and always try to set yourself an "action item" for every meeting. It doesn't hurt to do your homework or even extra homework.
  • Apparently network latency should not exceed 200ms to accommodate reasonable real time traffic in addition to QoS. Less sounds to be better.
  • I discovered that apparently cloud offerings use FedRAMP to meet equivalent of FISMA compliance but for SaaS. There's even a site you can google.
  • Health is more important than profit, career, etc. If your gut tells you something isn't right, don't let them get away with it. You deserve the best (physical & mental) health!

The idea is not really to prove others "wrong" or "right". This is not a contest. This is simply a space to share experiences and learn from others.

Enjoy! ;)


  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,154 ■■■■■■■■■■
    edited November 22
    That Random Guy said:

    The idea is not really to prove others "wrong" or "right". This is not a contest. 
    Then I decline  o:)
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, AWS2022 goal(s): CRISC, new job, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner"You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSOM GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ Linux+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,824 Admin
    Be sure to give specific examples of how to apply the best practice. A practice is only "best" in a specific context. There are many practices that seem to be in conflict (e.g., "There's no time like the present" versus "Good things comes to those who wait") and only make sense when applied to a specific situation. 
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