I was working in the data center, late one night

When my eyes beheld an eerie sight

For my SIEM began to screech

And suddenly there was a breach…


Ok, ok—that was a bit cheesy. But hey, it’s October, which means two things:


  1. It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month
  2. It’s almost Halloween


So how could we not take advantage of the opportunity for a little SolarWinds-style “Monster Mash”? You know, one thing security incidents have in common with the “Monster Mash” is that they both certainly catch on in a flash (more top-grade cheddar!).


But seriously, what better time of year than spooky ‘ol October to focus on cyber security? After all, security incidents have a tendency to create real-life nightmares. And so, in honor of both Cyber Security Awareness Month and Halloween, we’d like to hear your craziest, scariest security tales from the crypt…err data center.


Using the comments section below, please share your spookiest IT security stories—big or small, truly scary or a little funny—and how you were able to get out of the nightmare alive, or at least what lessons you learned.


Share your thoughts with us by October 16, and we’ll give you 250 thwack points (sorry, no candy).