SCaLE 19x Recap

The 19th “Annual” Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) has come and gone. Originally scheduled for early March in Pasadena, it was pushed back due to the Omicron surge that hit Los Angeles particularly hard. This year's event was an interesting step backward in time, as the total conference attendance was lower and it returned to its former home at the Los Angeles Hilton, near LAX, due to a scheduling conflict with the Pasadena Convention Center. The last time I attended SCaLE was five years ago when I delivered the DevOpsDays Los Angeles Keynote at the LAX location, so I was right at home.

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Exposing What's Under the Hood of Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is devastating to a company because it damages critical data. During an attack, ransomware scans for important files, encrypts them, and destroys backups. This can cripple an organization faster than other malicious applications. In this second part of a blog series about ransomware, we’ll discuss well-known cybercriminals and the harm they do.

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CVEs: Close the Gaps That Let in Attackers

IT organizations are making cybercrime too easy. Projects like the National Vulnerability Database and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) warn about the doorways that hackers use to penetrate infrastructure. Software providers rush to provide patches for their vulnerable products. However, most IT teams don’t patch their systems when they learn about a problem.

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DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2022 Recap

For the last 7 years I've been part of organizing DevOpsDays Amsterdam. After moving to Amsterdam in mid-2015, I was looking for a community to join and participate in. Early January 2016, on a typical, rainy Dutch night, I experienced my first DevOpsDays organizers meeting in Muiden, NL.

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