Why automation is key to delivering security in Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Do you wonder if your AWS cloud workloads are deployed according to security best practices? If so, you’re not alone. We are often hired to review whether a deployment to AWS followed best practices. And while we’re happy to provide our assessment of a completed deployment, we encourage our customers to make sure their deployment is done right from the start. As you likely know, automation, when implemented correctly, is probably our most important tool to ensure consistently secure deployments to AWS.

Here is a simple example of how using automation in the AWS platform helped one of our customers ensure compliance with a strict internal security policy. [Read more…]

Top 3 reasons why you should automate your AWS environment

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In this article, I’ll tell you about the three majors benefits to automating your AWS infrastructure.

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Solving the identity crisis caused by Office 365

Solving the identity crisis caused by Office 365

Cloud apps are a tremendous boon to collaboration and productivity, but they can also create quite the headache around identity management.

Let’s use Office 365 as an example, since it is Microsoft’s fastest-growing commercial product ever and, since it encompasses everything from email to calendar and more, it’s likely used every day by nearly every employee.

If you’re in the testing stages of Office 365, the complexities of identity management problems—such as provisioning and single sign-on—have probably begun to rear their ugly head. Bad news: it’s just the start of what will be a bigger problem.

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