At around lunchtime on July 8, 2015, trading at the New York Stock Exchange came to a halt when NYSE decision-makers recognized a “technical issue” associated with a software release. Reports since then have been vague regarding what the issue was and how it was remedied, but it seems symptomatic of problems that affect businesses of all sizes.
The NYSE outage could be the result of a coding problem. When code is flawed, businesses may not notice the problem until their security has already been compromised. And while many people with knowledge