Securing your data and applications in the cloud has never been more important. The headlines are a constant reminder of the disruptive (or calamitous) impact on a business in the wake of a breach. Many of 2017’s most high-profile breaches were a reminder of the vulnerabilities that can come from both inside and outside your..
The State of Cloud Security Companies in every industry are eager to leverage the benefits of the cloud and leave data center management and legacy technologies behind. As cost optimization and increased scale drive cloud adoption from the inside, the need to stay competitive to keep pace with market changes drives it from the outside…
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 time, we’ll look at strategies to avoid unnecessarily exposing..
Security is still one of the first questions companies have when it comes to the cloud. Ahead of re:Invent 2017, AWS has already announced new encryption and security features for its Simple Storage Service (S3) and a new service, AWS PrivateLink, for keeping traffic secure between AWS services and VPC Endpoints. Naturally, you’ll want to know..
Our third episode of Inside the Cloud is all about Microsoft Azure. In this episode, we’ll be focusing on the host of new services and updates on Azure Security, Migration, and Storage recently announced on Microsoft Azure following its annual Ignite conference, held last month in Orlando. Microsoft Azure’s hybrid cloud platform continues to be a strong..
Security is IT’s top spending priority according to the 2017/2018 Computer Economics IT Spending & Staffing Benchmarks report*. Given the frequent changes and updates in vendor platforms, the pressure is on for IT teams who need to keep their infrastructures and data secure. As breaches and attacks become more sophisticated, teams will need to get..
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..
To learn something well requires practice, and ethical hacking is no exception. Unlike say, practicing the trumpet, practicing hacking has potential legal implications. This means that if you want to practice hacking, you need an environment. In this article, I’ll show you how to set up a basic web application hacking lab, and I’ll give..
On the Cloud Academy Community, we get a lot of questions about DevOps. According to the 2017 State of DevOps Report by the DevOps Research & Assessment and Puppet, DevOps “is viewed as the path to faster delivery of software, greater efficiency, and the ability to pull ahead of the competition.” But what is DevOps?..
On the Cloud Academy community, we love getting questions from our users. Security, the importance of certifications, and the how and why of cloud migration are just some of the topics that are top of mind with users when it comes to cloud computing. I recently had a chance to chat with Stuart Scott, a..