Amazon Athena Advantages for Security and Speed

The less obvious, but really good to know part of Amazon Athena Back in August when I wrote Using Amazon Athena to Query S3 data for CloudTrail logs, I didn’t originally intend for it to be a two-part post. You may have heard the proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, necessity is often the catalyst for..

AWS Shared Responsibility Model: Cloud Security

AWS security best practices begin with the AWS Shared Responsibility Model that dictates which security controls are AWS’s responsibility and which are yours. Updated: September 2017 – Inclusion of additional models Over my next several posts, I’ll be discussing AWS security best practices from different perspectives and covering different AWS services. The overall goal is to..

Application Load Balancer vs Classic Load Balancer

Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) is one of the key architecture components for many applications inside the AWS cloud. In addition to auto scaling, it enables and simplifies one of the most important tasks of our application’s architecture: scaling up and down with high availability. Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple applications, microservices,..

3 steps to becoming an AWS Security Specialist

Considering the importance of security in everything digital, the role of Security Architect/Specialist is a growing specialization in the cloud industry. If you are looking to further develop your understanding of AWS Security (or maybe you want to become an AWS Security specialist), you may be struggling with where to begin. I’ll admit, given the amount..