The big news since last week is the WannyCry attack. I've got a lot I want to say on the subject of data security and will put together my thoughts in a different post. But for now I just want to remind everyone that security is a shared responsibility. With each attack, there seems to be more finger pointing and fewer solutions being offered.
As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!
Nice summary from Troy Hunt, helping to make sense of what happened last week. And while it is easy to say "just patch everything", the reality is that some systems aren't able to be patched. The truth is, the current software business model is broken.
Having worked in an industry that doesn't like to touch systems that are working, I can relate to how some systems might be patched infrequently, if ever.
There are some people out there that believe Microsoft should be providing security updates for every OS they have ever built since 1983. What scares me most is that these same people are allowed to vote and drive cars.
What's the difference between logs and metrics? Seems like an easy question to answer. But for some, there is little difference between the two.
A quick Q&A about Kubernetes that reinforces the concept that there is no silver bullet when it comes to technology.
Microsoft is taking the first steps towards creating a truly global database for any type of data. Relational, NoSQL, NewSQL, it all just data, and Microsoft wants to make it easy to store your data with them.
The struggle is real.
I've found the company responsible for every butt-dial phone call ever placed: