On July 21, 2022, authentication services hosted in the EU region were degraded for 1 hour and 40 minutes (from 12:32 AM ET to 02:12 AM ET). All Cloud Authentication Service (CAS) authentications in the EU region were impacted during this incident. The incident occurred due to a failure with our cloud service provider affecting our EU West deployment. SecurID CAS systems in this region lost connectivity to backend Database services hosted by our cloud provider. Our cloud service provider (Microsoft) has identified that the failure was the result of an operator error which led to an incorrect action being performed. Details from Microsoft can be found here.
During the outage SecurID Operations team enacted our incident and disaster response plans. Following our DR procedures, we began the failover process to our secondary deployment hosted in EU North while simultaneously working to restore services in the existing primary site in EU West. Microsoft was able to mitigate the incident in EU West, which restored the Authentication service, before we could complete the DR failover procedures.
SecurID is continuously taking steps to improve the SecurID Access service and processes to help ensure such incidents do not occur in the future. This includes, but is not limited to:
We apologize for any inconvenience.