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Scaling WordPress on AWS: An Overview

By Jake Berkowsky | July 30, 2019

Here’s a story you’ve probably heard before: A team is using WordPress to power their web app, which works great for a while, but then they start to have performance problems. They audit their installed plugins and get rid of the ones they’re not using. They add “caching” plugins to help speed up WordPress and…

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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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