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Why Ops?

By Jake Berkowsky | July 30, 2019

It seems the whole tech world is full of developers. Everyone and their mother (and my mother even) have learned to code and many are trying to start or change their careers to match. There are code bootcamps in every major city and it’s easy than ever to get started. Operations, however, remains a dirty…

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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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