Had a great time at the Seattle SWUG last week. I always enjoy the happiness I find at SWUG events. Great conversations with customers and partners, and wonderful feedback collected to help us make better products and services. Thanks to everyone that was able to participate.

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

90% of data breaches in US occur in New York and California

There is no such thing as a “leaky database.” Databases don’t leak, it’s the code that you layer on top.

 

Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers

And sometimes the code is solid, but silly default configurations are your main security risk.

 

A ransomware attack is holding Baltimore's networks hostage

Maybe Baltimore thought they were safe because they weren’t in California or New York.

 

Facebook sues data collection and analytics firm Rankwave

“Hey, you can’t steal our users data and sell it, only *WE* get to do that!”

 

Microsoft recommends using a separate device for administrative tasks

I’ve lost track the number of debates I’ve had with other admins that insist on installing tools onto servers “just in case they are needed.”

 

Hackers Still Outpace Breach Detection, Containment Efforts

It takes an intruder minutes to compromise an asset, and it takes months before you will discover it happened.

 

Watch Microsoft’s failed HoloLens 2 Apollo moon landing demo

This is a wonderful demo, even if it failed at the time they tried it live.

 

Breakfast at the SWUG, just in case you needed an incentive to attend: