[ExI] ExI] are we publishing?

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Wed May 29 12:16:03 UTC 2019

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 3:28 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:

> And yet… we still haven’t talked about an area in which plenty of people
> here have actual expertise: computer systems administration.  SysAdmin
> hipsters please: what blame can reasonably fall on the guy who was in
> charge of that system that was penetrated with such astonishing
> consequences?

Who knows? Maybe the sysadmins complained about weak password
policy/enforcement and were told not to do anything about it.

>    What happens when one is a SysAdmin and somehow the entire server is
> compromised?

It varies. They could be fired, either for not preventing the compromise or
as a scapegoat. If the company is public and the damage is severe, the
CIO/CTO/CISO could end up taking the hit.

>   From a legal standpoint, does it matter that the consequences impacted
> history profoundly?  Why?

I have no idea.

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