The Actuator – May 17th

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!

Everything you need to know about the WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt ransomware

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.

Why “Just Patch It!” Isn’t as Easy as You Think

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.

Don’t Blame Microsoft For WannaCrypt Vulnerability Exploitation

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.

Logs and Metrics

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.

Understanding the Kubernetes ecosystem

A quick Q&A about Kubernetes that reinforces the concept that there is no silver bullet when it comes to technology.

Microsoft debuts Azure Cosmos DB, a superset of its DocumentDB service

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.

Cybercrime on the high seas: the new threat facing billionaire superyacht owners

The struggle is real.

I’ve found the company responsible for every butt-dial phone call ever placed:

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