IT’S THE LAW (09/07/2021)

Australia’s Senate just passed the Surveillance Legislation Amendment Bill, which provides the police sweeping authority over online data, allowing law authorities to take over accounts, alter and delete data. While designed to tackle serious crimes, critics are concerned the scope of the law, which is pending final approval by the Governor General, seems very broad.

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IT Teams Build Sloppy Automations: TeamDynamix Survey

August 17, 2022

IT teams spend lots of time on repetitive requests from business users, finds this TeamDynamix survey.  You might think the implication is IT should let users do more for themselves.  But the main time-wasters are things like password resets, employee on-boarding, and managing credentials, which can’t really be delegated.  And here’s the kicker: IT professionals automate those tasks by building sloppy, insecure, undocumented scripts, just like the non-professionals.   Fun fact: 53% of teams manage 100 or more applications.

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