S3 Object Encryption
Thrilled to see AWS has added S3 object encryption by default. It’s been long over due, but certainly a step in the right direction for the AWS S3 object storage service. Click below to read the full AWS blog post. Feel free to leave feedback below
The Equifax Hack Facts?
Whenever I think about working on a financial customer it gives me knots in my stomach. You may ask yourself why? Well after being in the industry over 17 years a lot has changed and honestly InfoSec is still lacking budget within many companies and security postures are still very relaxed. Now on the other…
AWS EC2 Security Groups dump tool
Whenever I am on an AWS project I get the question from the Network and/or Security Team for a dump of the Security Groups in use. Getting an export of the security groups is not a big deal, but getting something ledgible is a different ask. The best free tool I have found to date…
AWS – Adding IPv4 CIDR Blocks to a VPC
Recently I learned from a co-worker that you could add additional CIDR blocks to an existing VPC. After working with the AWS platform for over 10 years I must say that I had no idea this was possible. Sometimes we get so caught up on the day-to-day builds that exploring new tweaks gets pushed to…
AWS Bastion Host Configuration
Tonight’s blog post is about adding that extra layer of security to your AWS EC2 instances. Specifically when you have EC2 instances on a private (No inbound traffic) VPC network segment that occasionally need to be accessed. Plan on building yourself at least one bastion host in your public segment and certainly one in each…
Open Source CloudFormation JSON Editor
Recently I was looking for a good solid Open Source AWS CloudFormation JSON editor and stumbled onto Atom. Yes, I know Amazon AWS CloudFormation has a built in editor, but honestly I like working off of a local editor. Especially while traveling and not always having a solid Internet connection. Guess it’s just a personal…
VMware Cloud on AWS
Recently Amazon and VMware announced a close working partnership. Believe it or not Amazon AWS will be providing dedicated hardware/infrastructure to run VMware hypervisors, which will be managed by VMware. According to publications I have read thus far mid-2017 VMware will release their SDDC (software-defined data center) Amazon AWS resource offerings. No pricing or detailed…
Cloud Computing Talent Transformation
Working as an IT consultant I get the pleasure of working directly with high level management (CIO’s, CTO’s, GM’s and Directors) in several different businesses across the world. One thing that seems to repeat itself in many organizations that have been around for many years is how to transform the existing IT staff into cutting…
AWS Cloud Training
This evenings post is going to be a quick one as I am finally home from the travel week. If you are looking to learn or master Amazon’s AWS service offerings I strongly encourage you to have a look at the below sites.
AWS Hall Of Fame: A public directory of AWS certified individuals around the world
Hey everybody, I’ve been working on a small project called AWS Hall of Fame,
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