AWS 2021 Updated Security Tools + Technologies

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 16:33

The cloud has been embraced for its reliability and scalability, as well as a breadth of security benefits. However, just because the cloud can be more secure, organizations aren't guaranteed protection from data breaches and security threats. This article dives into how companies can protect themselves and mitigate damage from a variety of security threats in 2021. 

AWS X-Ray_Application Performance

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 16:33

Overview

It’s no secret that DevOps teams must be able to quickly and efficiently debug issues in their operational environments, and a key metric in the maturity and quality of the DevOps team is the time it takes them to identify and resolve production issues. Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is a key component to this capability, and AWS X-Ray gives DevOps teams all of the features of a leading APM solution in an easy to implement managed service. 

AWS OpsWorks - Configuration as Code

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 16:33

Overview

One of the foundations of a good Devops organization is stable, repeatable environments that can be managed through code. When a DevOps team is developing an Infrastructure as Code management process, they often lean heavily on CloudFormation, as they should. But what should that team do if they need to support a hybrid cloud environment where servers and services are deployed both on premise and in the cloud? Queue AWS OpsWorks.

How DevOps Teams Automate with AWS CodeStar

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 16:33

DevOps teams share one common goal: to increase the frequency and quality of application deployments. AWS CodeStar is described as the AWS service to "Quickly Develop, Build, and Deploy Applications on AWS”.  DevOps teams can use AWS CodeStar to quickly set up their entire continuous delivery toolchain in minutes for more reliable deployments in consistent environments, as well as less risk of error.  

 An AWS CodeStar project creates and integrates AWS services for the project development toolchain, lending DevOps teams advantages such as:

Why Security Is More Important Than Ever

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:42

The Modern World of Security

In today's world, the security of your data, applications, and accounts is more important than ever. Having strong security measures built into your cloud strategy is necessary for keeping sensitive and proprietary data stored online safe from malicious third parties. Successfully migrating your data infrastructure to the cloud requires that you analyze all the key aspects of the system, as well as plan for prevention and protection against security threats.

3 Reasons Why You Need Data Storage Solutions In 2020

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 18:09

As we approach 2020, Data is becoming larger than ever. According to Sagiss, the world’s data will grow by 50X in the next decade. In essence, this means there will be an ever-growing cost for data. What does this means for technology and business leaders? It's increasingly important to manage and control the size, storage, cost, and recovery systems of data in order to run a business with optimized control and minimized costs.

Capital One Data Breach And The Amazon Shared Security Model

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 19:03

On July 17 Virginia-based bank Capital One received an email tip that their data had been leaked on code-hosting site Github.  An initial investigation found that the data originated from a Capital One server hosted in the cloud that was accessed via a misconfigured firewall.

Capital One contacted the FBI who found online social media postings of the hack by former Seattle software engineer Patricia Thompson who was then arrested and charged on July 29th for computer intrusion and theft of the Capital One data.