Reply to post: El Reg Fail - being locked out is NOT security

Good guy, Microsoft: Multi-factor auth outage gives cloudy Office, Azure users a surprise three-day weekend

Drew Scriver Silver badge

El Reg Fail - being locked out is NOT security

The sub-headline states "Redmond's sign-on system is so secure, nobody can get in".

Some will say I'm picking nits, but I'm tired of hearing execs say that draconian measures equal security. They don't need help from El Reg to bolster their lack of understanding.

I'm of the old-school notion that security requires three components: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Since the latter was violated in the MS outage security suffered.

Be right back after rebooting my laptop because of yet another middle-of-the-day forced update that some exec believes is essential to provide 'iron-clad security'.

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