Why are printers so unnecessarily frustrating

Unnecessary tinkering: What 3D printing has to do with IT security

Thrown with money

Well - I already said that I added quite a few new parts to the printer in the course of troubleshooting. In the end, the solution was actually very simple - and I could have saved a lot of time, a lot of frustration and a ton of money had I worked on what I already have first. Why didn't I do that? The values ​​have always worked well, so I saw no reason to change them. And because the settings always worked so well, I looked for the cause in the wrong place. I've spent a lot of money on premium components - some of it was planned anyway, but not necessarily now. However, these early upgrades were completely inadequate to fix the real problem. Even a two and a half centimeter long and 20 euro expensive titanium tube in the material feed does not change anything if the printing speed is much too slow. Incidentally, these 20 euros represent just over 10 percent of what I originally spent on my printer before I basically rebuilt it. In IT, too, an expensive firewall appliance is completely unsuitable for correcting errors that the user has made. Of course, this does not make a good firewall pointless per se - the advantages are only noticeable in one area that is currently neither in focus nor at the top of the priority list.

And it's easy to get deep into a rabbit hole from expensive expenses in such a situation. Some people think “If I'm already there, then I can do it really thoroughly!” And then start to spend money: a new firewall, a new SIEM (Security Identity and Event Management), a better security solution - no matter what, the best is just good enough. Yet the company continues to lose money and data. In very many cases it is not just the existing technical solutions that pose a problem - all too often it is faulty configurations, the non-use of existing data and the lack of processes.