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Unexpected security issues and unpleasant surprises

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 28, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Years ago I was working for a company and one of the finance directors was having difficulty getting his financial application to work. He rang me up late on a Friday (still can’t believe that I remember that) and he declared that it was a problem with the firewall blocking his application. Naturally.

    “It has to be the firewall! I know you keep the access tightly controlled in here so I know it is blocking my application.” A wry smile crawled across my face. In actuality it wasn’t the firewall but, a permissions problem. His application was wanting, nay, demanding administrative access to install other libraries. Nothing could go wrong here. I looked at my Toronto Raptors tickets on my desk and wondered if I would see them tonight. I slid down the hall with my laptop tucked under my arm to the finance department wondering why these sorts of problems always happened at 4 pm or later on a Friday. A mystery for the ages.

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