You hear and read about companies that always use best practices. If you use best practices, is your data safe?
In 2014 many people respected Akamai Technologies, Amazon Web Services, GitHub, Pinterest, Bitbucket, Reddit, SourceForge, Stripe, and Tumblr. Many of these companies are still venerated. Professionals and authoritative I.T. outlets who love best practices undoubtedly would have praised the previously mentioned companies. Yet they were affected by the Heartbleed bug. To learn more about best practices versus recommended practices, see this posting.