A horribly embarrassing software disaster happened on Monday. It was caused by a bad certificate, which is a mechanism used to verify and authenticate a software service. As big as it was, I doubt anybody will lose their job over the Microsoft Teams outage even though it had an impact on millions of paying customers….
I had a great time at SCaLE 16x the past four days. SCaLE was one of the first big conferences I went to when I got myself back into the technical side of the tech business, and remains my favorite. It’s a special time and a special place with special people.
The American Red Cross is running computers with an obsolete and unsupported operating system, and using them to collect HIPAA protected personal health and other information! If a Russian or North Korean hacker can break your system because you’re using 16 year-old software that hasn’t been supported for two years, then you as an organization have failed.