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Day: April 2, 2020

10 AWS Network Terms

By Jake Berkowsky | April 2, 2020

AWS networking is probably the most important thing that people don’t want to think about. While networking on the cloud is similar to traditional on-premise, there are a few key differences. Here’s a few terms that people may or may not be familiar with: VPC – Stands for virtual private cloud. Essentially it’s a managed…

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Capital One and EC2 Hack – an Overview

By Nate Aiman-Smith | August 5, 2019 |

There’s been a ton of coverage of the recently discovered Capital One breach. I’m generally very skeptical when AWS security makes the news; so far, most “breaches” have been a result of the customer implementing AWS services in an insecure manner, usually by allowing unrestricted internet access and often overriding defaults to remove safeguards (I’m looking at you, NICE and Accenture and Dow Jones!).  Occasionally, a discovered “AWS vulnerability” impacts a large number of applications in AWS – and it also impacts any similarly-configured applications that are *not* in AWS (see, for example, this PR piece…um,…

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