Love it and/or hate it, users are your best first and last line of defense in security
@crazypedia "We have seen the enemy, and he is us."
@crazypedia anyone working on infrastructure and security/safety of any kind understands. If you see heroes, it's because something went terribly wrong.
It's showing up every day and doing the right things even when it's inconvenient or hard that keeps things running and safe. When you do it right, it's nearly invisible
@nomad @calcifer @crazypedia The entire bonus and promotion cycle was decided along these lines. And it was a very middle management heavy company. Everybody’s route up the ladder looked like either “saving the day” or being in charge of people who “saved the day.” It encouraged a LOT of bad behavior.
@nomad @calcifer @crazypedia Reengineering the seeder for the 9th tine this year would absolutely get you brownie points. Even more so if there was a readily available widely used COTS or open source alternative and you eschewed it to “build it here” instead.
Then there was the time an exec got not one but three different teams to independently and simultaneously chase “building serverless”… in our own data center.
@nomad @vortex_egg @calcifer @crazypedia really big mood here. Had a "rock star" type leave my current employer a few months after I was hired and had to take over his duties with the help of another coworker who had just been hired days after the "rock star" left.
Bosses were concerned/frustrated at the teething pains and amount of hours it took to do waht "rock star" was doing, but his stuff was so hacked together and poorly maintained we had to do a lot of work in order to do it right...
@nomad @vortex_egg @calcifer @crazypedia one thing "rock stars" have a talent for is looking good to bosses and customers by quickly saving the day putting out fires they inadvertently set themselves.
Another thing they are talented at doing is exiting stage left when they see a smouldering mess they won't be able to put out.
My bosses know that wha the new coworker and I did was critical and we came out better for it but I don't know if they appreciate how close to utter disaster they were.
You shall be held personally responsible for:
1. not implementing management's ideas the exact arse-backwards way the management concocted them;
2. any damage caused by implementing management's ideas the exact arse-backwards way the management concocted them.
@calcifer I've had thus pinned on my birdsite profile for quite a while 🙂
Those who answer when somebody decides to pick a fight about the "oppressive" 2FA policy or "unnecessary" backups.
Those who say "no pasaran", often risking their very jobs, when a higher-up (or just well-connected cow-orker) pushes or demands a thing that puts others in danger.
@crazypedia also, test your backups.
@requiem 👏 💯 👏 💯 👏
You do not want a Schrodinger backup during an emergency
@crazypedia “schrodinger backup”, I’m keeping that one 🤣
@requiem "every backup is a Schrodinger backup until tested" is the rule I think 🤔 🤷♂️ so test your backups periodically
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.