Tag: security


This afternoon when I saw @scott_lowe‘s tweet about the attack on Code Spaces, I was shocked. The injustice, violation, and unrecoverable impact of the event hit hard.  That might seem odd, since I frankly didn’t know Code Spaces existed a moment earlier. But like anyone who doesn’t want to see work lost, especially on such a vast scale, I sympathized deeply with the customers who lost code and the Code Space operators who lost their livelihood. Someone burned their digital house to the ground.

After reading the account on www.codespaces.com, I began processing what it means to the cloud community. What should we learn about our dependence on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)? Code Spaces thought they were safe with highly available cloud services, snapshots, and off-site backups…