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Cloud security scalability

Scalability is the property of a system or service that results in better performance proportionate to the additional quantity of resources added.

Deployment Methods in Continuos Delivery

In this blog post, we are going to learn some CD strategies that are employed in DevOps frameworks.

Understanding GCP Identity and Access Management

GCP IAM is a fine-grained identity and access management service powered by Google Cloud. You may use this utility to restrict which users have access to which resources.

Secure Your Docker Containers for Peace of Mind

Programmers mostly encapsulate and deliver the source code in containers, often Docker containers. Now that we have learned what is Docker and its benefits let’s leverage this with a security focus. In this blog post, we will learn how to harden docker containers.

Docker: the Easy Way to Manage Containers and Run Code in Any Configuration

Docker, in it’s most simple terms, is a container management framework. Docker allows software developers to bundle programs into containers, which are predefined binary units that include all of the operating system (OS) libraries and external dependencies needed to run the code in any configuration.

Hands-on with Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS)

In this blog post we will learn what a KMS, how we can secure our application keys with it and finally create our first keys.

Azure Sentinel: Comprehensive Security Management for the Azure Cloud Platform

Azure Sentinel is a system that runs on the Azure cloud platform used for security and information management. It combines threat detection with the ability to see potential threats, which it employs to give a threat response. It’s a comprehensive security management system. It also gives users information about their systems’ health, finds vulnerabilities, and prevents harmful software from running. Essential components of Azure Sentinel are patch management, vulnerability scanning, endpoint monitoring, performance analysis, and configuration consolidation.

Additional Security with Amazon EMR

AWS offers web-based analytical services to assist you in processing and analyzing large quantities of data, regardless of whether you require controlled Hadoop clusters, live streaming, massive data warehousing, or orchestrating. In this blog article, we will introduce Amazon EMR which is formerly known as Elastic MapReduce, and examine its security benefits.

Understanding User Roles and IAM in AWS

IAM stands for “Identity and Access Management”, it allows you to restrict who and what applications may access the AWS environment which is also referred to as entities or principals. Today, in this article we will explore fundamental principals in IAM.

Build a Safe Testing Environment for Suspicious Files and URL's

Sandboxing is a technique in which you build an isolated test environment, or “sandbox,” in which you execute or “detonate” a suspicious file or URL attached to an email. The sandbox should be a safe, virtual environment that closely mimics the CPU of your production servers.

Security as a Service (SECaaS)

PSECaaS (Security as a Service) is best defined as a cloud-based approach for outsourcing cybersecurity services. SECaaS, like Software as a Solution, is a subscription-based security service hosted by cloud providers. For corporate infrastructures, Security as a Service solutions have grown in popularity as a method to relieve in-house security team duties, scale security demands as the organization expands, and avoid the costs and upkeep of on-premise alternatives.

Platform as a Service (Paas)

Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model in which users receive hardware and software resources from third-party vendors over the internet. These tools are often required for application development. As a result, PaaS eliminates the need for developers to set up in-house gear and software in order to create or execute a new application.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a service (SaaS) is undeniably changing the way we think about and use software. We no longer have to install and maintain software on our own computers or devices; instead, we may get it over the internet, generally for a fee. This move has huge repercussions for organizations as well as individual individuals.

Custom Security Groups on Aws: Regulate Traffic and Keep Your Resources Safe

A security group functions as a cloud-based firewall, regulating the communications that can reach and exit the resources with which it is linked. Let’s say you don’t want to use the built-in security groups. What should you do? AWS offers custom security groups for this purpose, which is the topic of today’s blog post.

A Brief Overview into Containers and the Challenges they Address

This blog article will provide you with an overview of containers and how they affect the overall information technology environment.

Improving DevOps Pipeline Security

DevOps is more than tools. It is also securing our environment from the very start. In this blog article, we will discuss how we can secure our DevOps pipeline.

General Security Risks when Applying DevOps

Applying DevOps without considering security would undoubtedly lead to an increased risk of cyberattacks by growing the attack surface of organizations. This blog post will give you a strong understanding of general security risks in DevOps and how to address them.

Shared Security Responsibilities in AWS: Easing Your Administrative Strain

AWS provides a flexible cloud computing technology offering high availability and reliability, as well as the resources needed to operate a broad spectrum of applications. These resources help you safeguard the secrecy, authenticity, and accessibility of your infrastructure. But what are the boundaries of different security responsibilities between a cloud tenant and a cloud provider? This article answers this question in Amazon Web Services particular.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

If your company, like many others, is always searching for methods to enhance efficiency and save expenses. Moving to a cloud-based infrastructure is one approach to do this. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is basically cloud computing and allows enterprises to access, manage, and use infrastructure resources in a scalable, pay-as-you-go approach. IaaS is an excellent choice for companies who want to shift to the cloud but don’t want to give up the control and flexibility that comes with owning their own infrastructure. You may decide how much or how little of your infrastructure to migrating to the cloud using IaaS.

Secure Your Containers Today for a Safer Tomorrow

There are various ways to attack a containerized operation. In this article we will discuss a few basic vulnerabilities that could be present within a container.

Security Measures to Protect your AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)

Amazon S3 is a web storage service offered by Amazon. It provides customers with secure access to their data from anywhere at anytime. The service is designed to provide reliable storage and retrieval of large amounts of data. There are numerous ways to manage security for an S3 bucket. In this blog post we will take a look at these methods. Let’s start with defining objects.

Zero-Trust: The Foundation of Modern Network Security

Zero Trust is a security model that aims to eliminate vulnerabilities by reducing unnecessary access points. In other words, zero trust means no single point of failure. In this blog post, we are going to define certain methods to achieve this in our cloud-based business to improve security.

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) - Improving Your Security

This blog post will provide you with the security perks of an Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service.

A Look into AWS Data Center Security Procedures

The AWS global infrastructure is developed and maintained in accordance with the best standards in security. Today we are going to take a look at the physical and environmental responsibilities of Amazon Web Services in its data centers.

Track Your Configurations With a Version Control System (VCS)

A version control system (VCS) is a mechanism in which modifications to a file (or collection of files) are typically logged so that they may be recalled at any time.

A Brief Introduction to AWS Key Management Service

In this blog post, we will deep dive into the Key Management Service offered by AWS.

AWS Password Policies: Know Your Options

Most of the time, you will need a password to complete your actions in AWS. The password is set when you register the account, and you may modify it at any time by visiting the Security Credentials page. Let’s learn what are your different password policy options.

AWS - Five Pillars of a Well-Architected Framework

As a leading cloud provider, AWS has developed five pillars that define a well-architected framework. These include security, reliability, performance, cost management, and operational excellence. Learn more about these pillars and how they apply to your organization.

A Quick Start Guide to Network Monitoring and Security features in AWS

Amazon web services offer strong protection against standard network security vulnerabilities. In this blog post you’ll find some of the network management and defense services and functionalities that AWS offers for clients.

RAID and Data Dispersion for Secure Cloud Storage

Resilient data protection systems are important as they protect stored data from corruption and loss. In a cloud-based storage cluster, data is stored on multiple servers, this makes it vulnerable to data loss if one or more of the servers fails. A resilient data protection system ensures that stored data is safe and can be accessed in case of a server failure.

Securing Data in the Cloud with Cryptographic Appliances

In this blog, we will go through the various forms of encryption, where they are utilized, and how they are employed in the cloud.

Basic Components of a Secure Network Architecture in the Cloud

Cloud apps will need to operate in a secure network architecture. Before we can protect our applications, we must first grasp the primary networking techniques we employ in the cloud. In this blog, we are going to discuss primary networking concepts in a secure cloud data center.

Improve Your Cloud's Resilience With Business Impact Analysis

A successful Business Impact Analysis allows us to ensure the resilience and sustainability of cloud operations during and after an interruption, which is also known as Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC). In this blog, we will discuss major business impact analysis issues in the cloud. Let’s start by defining what a BIA is.

Securing Computing Resources

In this blog post, we will deep dive into components of computing resources and their security implications. Before learning how to secure a computer architecture, we need to learn its building blocks. Let’s start by understanding the importance and components of compute resources. Cloud computing provides handy, on-request online access to collective customizable and flexible resources.

Hybrid Cloud

Any cloud infrastructure architecture that comprises both public and private cloud solutions is referred to as a hybrid cloud. The resources are usually managed as part of a larger infrastructure environment. Based on corporate business and technical policies, apps and data workloads can share resources between public and private cloud deployments, to ensure security, high performance, scalability, low cost and efficiency. Organizations can employ private cloud environments for their IT workloads and supplement the infrastructure with public cloud resources to manage periodic surges in network traffic, which is a popular example of hybrid cloud. Alternatively, you might save money by using the public cloud for non-critical tasks and data while using the private cloud for sensitive data. As a result, access to additional processing capacity is provided as a short-term IT service via a public cloud solution, rather than requiring the high CapEx of a private cloud system. The ecosystem is connected smoothly to enable optimal performance and scalability in response to changing business needs.

What is a Private Cloud?

Any cloud system dedicated to a single enterprise is referred to as a private cloud. You are not sharing cloud computing resources with any other enterprise in the private cloud. The data center resources may be on-site or off-site, and managed by a third-party vendor. The computing resources are not shared with other clients and are delivered via a secure private network. The private cloud can be customized to match the organization’s specific business and security requirements. Organizations may run compliance-sensitive IT workloads without sacrificing the security and speed traditionally only accomplished with specialized on-premise data centers, thanks to increased visibility and control over the infrastructure.

What is a Public Cloud?

Cloud computing is a broad word that encompasses a variety of categories, types, and architecture models. This networked computer approach has changed the way we operate, and you’re probably already using it. However, cloud computing isn’t just one thing…

Efficiency Meets Flexibility With Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has come to be a big topic in the business and tech world in the past few years. Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence via the Internet (“the cloud”) in order to provide faster innovation, more flexible resources, and economies of scale.

Find Out Which Cloud model Fits for Your Security Concerns

Our data is stored in the cloud in an environment owned by our cloud provider. We utilize physical resources, data centers, and underlying infrastructure with other clients. However, none of us physically own this equipment or control the infrastructure. So, how can we define security borders in cloud models?

Deploy Your First Project on Terraform with Basic HCL

Welcome to your very first Terraform project! In this blog post, we will create our first project with Terraform using HCL.

What is Infrastructure as Code (IAC) and its Benefits?

Infrastructure as code (IAC) is a management tool and mindset for controlling your framework like it is software. You can build, update, destroy, and control all elements of operations by writing code instead of clicking on a GUI. This article will give an introduction to Infrastructure as Code and its benefits.

CloudFormation is the Key to Quick AWS Development Environments

CloudFormation may seem intimidating to someone who is learning AWS. But gaining this skill is very useful for automating your development environment quickly and efficiently. I’ll give you a simple understanding of why CloudFormation is essential for your infrastructure.