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.
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.
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.