Security

Interview: Q&A with John Visneski

Alex Brower
Alex Brower
October 17, 2018

Security is a top priority for organizations of all types, with research firm IDC projecting 10% spending growth to $91 billion dollars in 2018...

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What Are Best Practices for Tagging AWS Resources?

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Stuart Scott
October 2, 2018

There are many use cases for tags, but what are the best practices for tagging AWS resources? In order for your organization to effectively manage ...

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  • AWS
  • Cost Optimization

Building Security Teams in a Competitive Talent Market: These Are The Droids You’re Looking for

John Visneski
John Visneski
October 2, 2018

John Visneski is the Head of Security and DPO at The Pokemon Company International. If you missed the webinar we organized in collaboration with Jo...

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Build a Security Culture Within Your Organization

Aaron McKeown
Aaron McKeown
August 1, 2018

At this year’s AWS Summit Sydney, I was invited to speak about security culture and share a few practical examples of how organizations can build a...

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4 Best Practices to Get Your Cloud Deployments GDPR Ready

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Stuart Scott
May 17, 2018

With GDPR coming into force later this month, security and compliance will be the top-most priority for any cloud deployment that contains personal...

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  • GDPR
  • Security

AWS Summit London 2018: Our Top Picks

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Cloud Academy Team
May 7, 2018

Cloud Academy is proud to be a sponsor of AWS Summit London coming up May 9-10 at the ICC, ExCeL, London. Join us in booth S24, Level 1 where ou...

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  • AWS Summits
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GDPR Compliance: Low Cost, Zero-Friction Action Items

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George Gerchow
March 26, 2018

George Gerchow is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic and Adjunct Honorary Lecturer at Cloud Academy. View the on-demand recording of our recent w...

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  • GDPR
  • Security

How to Encrypt an EBS Volume

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Stuart Scott
March 7, 2018

Keeping data and applications safe in the cloud is one the most visible challenges facing cloud teams in 2018. Cloud storage services where data re...

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  • AWS
  • EBS
  • Encryption

4 Practices that Should Be Driving Your Security Strategy in 2018

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Stuart Scott
February 9, 2018

Securing your data and applications in the cloud has never been more important. The headlines are a constant reminder of the disruptive (or cala...

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New Whitepaper: Architecting ‘Security-First’ Into Cloud Strategy

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Stuart Scott
February 1, 2018

The State of Cloud Security Companies in every industry are eager to leverage the benefits of the cloud and leave data center management and legac...

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Popular Articles

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery —  cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...

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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

The 11 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS Certifications
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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  • Microservices
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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have config...

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  • S3
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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services and implement a level of automation. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Introduction What are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning Cloud Computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the Prerequisites to learning  Cloud Computing. This was a question I got a thousan...

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Stuart Scott
— October 16, 2019

AWS Security: Bastion Host, NAT instances and VPC Peering

Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS infrastructure. Welcome to part four of my AWS Security overview. In part three, we looked at network security at the subnet level. This ti...

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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration

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