Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Jun 2011 15:35 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption In an unexpected move for a security company, SecurEnvoy today said that cyber break-ins and advanced malware incidents, such as the recent DDoS attack by LulzSec, should actually be welcomed and their initiators applauded. The company's CTO Andy Kemshall said: "I firmly believe that the media attention LulzSec’s DDoS attack has recently received is deserving. It’s thanks to these guys, who’re exposing the blase attitudes of government and businesses without any personal financial gain, that will make a difference in the long term to the security being put in place to protect our own personal data!"
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RE[7]: Comment by MORB
by Soulbender on Wed 29th Jun 2011 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MORB"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah, it's indeed much overused but it does apply in this situation. It's most often not wise to spend time and money designing for immense scalability before you launch. Try to make good engineering decisions that won't hamper you later on but don't sweat it until your userbase and traffic start to really increase.

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RE[8]: Comment by MORB
by umccullough on Wed 29th Jun 2011 16:21 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MORB"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Try to make good engineering decisions that won't hamper you later on but don't sweat it until your userbase and traffic start to really increase.


Or to put it another way: "working properly" is usually more important than "working fast".

Once you have it working properly, at least it serves as a reference implementation which you can test further optimization against to make sure you didn't break anything.

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