Indianapolis IT Expert Says NYSE Computer Outage Time Could Have Been Reduced and Might Have Been Hacked

The NYSE, along with United and, outages were cause for concern last week, raising a variety of questions in the midst of reports of "technical issues". The official statement reads as follows:

"It was determined that the NYSE and NYSE MKT customer gateways were not loaded with the proper configuration compatible with the new release."

Rich Banta of Lifeline Data CentersOur very own Rich Banta, chief compliance officer and co-owner of Lifeline Data Centers, shared his own thoughts and comments in a recent TechTarget article regarding the outage.

"An attack is a technical issue you have to plan for," Banta said, after noting two of the three outages were at Wall Street-focused organizations." I'm just not buying it, personally."

What he means by "it" is the "NYSE said publicly the technical issues were not the result of a cyber-breach", according to TechTarget. A mysterious tweet was posted from an "anonymous" account the night before:

Read the full article and all of Rich's comments by clicking the link below:

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
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