The Tech Blame Game

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By Steve Jones. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Last year Solarwinds was hacked and blamed an intern for a security lapse. When Equifax was hacked, in testimony to the US Congress, the former CEO blamed a specific, though unnamed, person for not patching a system. British Airways blamed their USD$200+mm IT issue on an engineer that rebooted a system too quickly.

I don't know that any large company from my younger days, say before 1990, would have blamed a massive failure on a single person. While any single person can influence more systems in the age of technology, no one should have the power to cause such a massive failure. If they do, I think I'd look towards poor system design, rather than individuals.

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