Five year plan

It’s a Monday and it’s beginning to feel like summer.

A remake of A Christmas Carol set in the Braintree Mall? Bah, humbug.

Adrian Walker writes that the crisis in the Boston Police Department reflects terribly on Walsh and his closest aids. He also takes Kim Janey to task. But I would cut Janey some slack. She was handed a mess and too-quick decision making can have huge legal and financial implications. I think she’s correct in her measured approach. Her next big decision is who to appoint as commissioner. Will it be an insider or someone from the outside? I hope she’s thinking strategically rather than going for the quick fix.

Gene Weingarten is a kluger. I can relate.

The Washington Post ran a long article on the recent wave of ransomware attacks. Takeway: “Many [companies] are failing to deploy even basic best practices, such as requiring multifactor authentication for employees logging onto systems, patching vulnerabilities promptly, segmenting networks, keeping backups off line and testing them periodically to ensure they work.” This is one of those rare instances where it is appropriate to blame the victims.

And another modern myth is shattered. The man who invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos maybe really didn’t. The”facts do not support the urban legend,” say people involved. Devastating.

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