Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th May 2011 21:07 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Games There's fail, there's epic fail, and then there's Sony. You may've thought it wasn't possible, but Sony has just outdone itself on the fail scale, forcing us to add yet another notch. During the congressional testimony this morning, Dr Gene Spafford of Purdue University revealed just how badly Sony managed its Playstation Network servers. It's... Bad.
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RE: No excuse but...
by SReilly on Thu 5th May 2011 22:57 UTC in reply to "No excuse but..."
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Sadly I have to agree. I've yet to join a company that actually implements proper upgrade planning into their IT strategy. Some of my customers (mainly banks) have no problem implementing proper security procedures and making sure their systems are patched, port locked and behind firewalls so it's not impossible. Thing is, for a bank to get insurance, they need to be able to prove that they have taken all reasonable precautions, that is securing their systems one notch down from unplugging them from the network and locking them in a safe.

Explaining to a company the costs associated with the theft of potentially valuable data is far from easy. Many of the intermediary businesses working with the banks don't have anywhere near the security needed to deal with large transactions. Sometimes the thought of who has my personal information stored where keeps me up at night. :-(

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