Whose cloud is it anyway? Recap from Cloud Field Day 10

It wasn't all too long ago that cloud computing seemed like something only bleeding edge tech companies took seriously. Cloud is now fairly ubiquitous in the current world of tech. The recent pandemic helped accelerate this trajectory, but it was undeniable that cloud would become a main player in enterprise IT. This cloud boom has … Continue reading Whose cloud is it anyway? Recap from Cloud Field Day 10

Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #1

Last week I attended an interesting webinar with an engineer from the AWS Customer Incident Response team talk about the most common AWS Security Incident Root Causes. What was fascinating, to me anyway, is that the destructive power of these root causes can be minimized by following standard security best practices. Without further ado, are … Continue reading Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #1

Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS IAM Access Analyzer

Overview If you’re building an AWS Organization, or getting ready to deploy a new organization using AWS Control Tower, be advised that there are very helpful AWS services that can be integrated into your organization. In this “Be sure to integrate…” series, we’ll look at 3 baseline services that should be enabled and integrated into … Continue reading Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS IAM Access Analyzer

Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS GuardDuty

Overview If you’re building an AWS Organization, or getting ready to deploy a new organization using AWS Control Tower, be advised that there are very helpful AWS services that can be integrated into your organization. In this “Be sure to integrate…” series, we’ll look at 3 baseline services that should be enabled and integrated into … Continue reading Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS GuardDuty

Trouble restoring AWS Outposts-based RDS Instances with Rubrik?

Overview Recently I was working with Rubrik to perform some tests related to the backup and restore of AWS resources housed on an AWS Outpost. Everything was working great until we attempted to restore an RDS database onto the Outpost. The solution was pretty straightforward and easy but I had the benefit of working directly … Continue reading Trouble restoring AWS Outposts-based RDS Instances with Rubrik?

Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS Security Hub

Overview If you're building an AWS Organization, or getting ready to deploy a new organization using AWS Control Tower, be advised that there are very helpful AWS services that can be integrated into your organization. In this "Be sure to integrate..." series, we'll look at 3 baseline services that should be enabled and integrated into … Continue reading Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS Security Hub

Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Accessing Okta Applications – Part 3 of 3

Overview In this 3 part series, we’re looking at integrating Amazon AppStream and Okta using an Okta Developer account. In the first post, we created an Okta Developer account, Okta applications for our AppStream stacks, and saved our Okta Identity Provider metadata. In the second post, we setup up Identity Providers and an IAM role in … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Accessing Okta Applications – Part 3 of 3