Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #4: Use Roles for EC2

By now, you're getting the theme that security on AWS is all about being proactive. The point of proactive security is...

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #3: Reduce IAM Users with Admin Rights

Based on the last two posts, you have disabled your AWS root user; removed any root keys, assigned an MFA to that user,...

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #2: Enable MFA Tokens Everywhere

Here we are, a week later and now following up on to the second installment of our recommended Top Ten Security Best...

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #1: Disable Root Account API Access Key

Today, we kick off a series on the top 10 security best practices we've come across based on our own experiences. As AWS...

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #11: CloudTrail and Encryption

Moving your architecture to AWS in whole or part also means that your team reaps the rewards of new changes and services...

Their Own Worst Enemy

When British rock star Ron Wood said When I’m left on my own, I’m my own worst enemy he certainly wasn’t talking...

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #5: Least Privilege

In the previous post in this series, I discussed a great way for EC2 instances to be able to use AWS services securely,...

UN Report: Half of Nations Lack National Cybersecurity Plan

An analysis of the national cybersecurity preparedness of the world’s countries reveals news both good and bad. The...

Waiting and Hoping is the Cybersecurity Anti-Strategy

“All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope” -Edmond Dantès (The Count of Monte Cristo,...

5 Practical Considerations for Cloud Security

Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information...

On Petya, Deju Vu and Good Security Hygiene

As Yogi Berra famously said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That’s certainly how many IT and...

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Ransomware. How Do You Want to Spend YOUR Summer?

Petya. WannaCry. Doxware. Ransomware news is going the way of baseball scores; check in every morning for a quick...