See, we're still making payments on those servers

This healthcare software company's CEO also serves as Chief Information Security Officer -- and has very definite ideas about how to do security, reports a pilot fish on the scene.

"All remote access is via Remote Desktop Protocol using a set of terminal servers as jump boxes," fish says. "The process is slow, prone to dropping sessions and not especially secure.

"After six years of the entire IT staff -- and all of the users -- making their case and pleading for a better solution, the CEO/CISO finally agrees to permit the use of a very secure VPN solution for which every inbound connection requires two-factor authentication and a full inspection of the remote laptop, including checking that it is a member of the corporate Active Directory domain.

"There is, however, one condition: The VPN connection allows access only to the same old RDP terminal servers -- and to nothing else."

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