Stories by Matt Hackling

Once upon a information security

Once there were mainframes that were standalone systems, fed by punch cards and teletypewriters. They had tight roles, based on access control models, often externalised to the operating system and application.

Matt Hackling | 21 Jul | Read more

Putting the 'A' in availability

After the debacle that has been Click Frenzy, I'm going to focus on availability. Click Frenzy was a coordinated advertising promotion with a large number of Australian online shopping websites. This sounded like a great idea, and many retailers paid good money to be part of it. The problem was that the click frenzy website struggled under the load and so did a few of the online retailers, resulting in a vicious backlash on social media.

Matt Hackling | 28 Nov | Read more

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