It’s been a crazy week, as you all have read. Made none any less crazy by the fact that our Annual Meeting is coming up next week, which brings about it’s own flurry of activity that I haven’t even talked about on here.
What do I take away from this week? The whole battle between SysAdmins and spammers/virus writers/spyware is a big cat and mouse. No matter how much you try and get around to every PC in your shop, no matter what tools you employ, and no matter how much you train your users, there simply isn’t enough time in the work week to always have all your bases covered. Sometimes, like in any other game, you’re simply going to get your ass handed to you. I got my ass handed to me this week, because in all the other work I’ve been called on to do, I missed a hole in Internet Explorer, and I left some of my users vulnerable.
I could rant and rave about Microsoft’s insecure browser, about my users inability to use alternate browsers, about the scum who wrote and distributed this crap, but in the end, all I can really do is clean up the damage, count myself lucky that it wasn’t worse, learn from it, and try to do better next week.