Somebody broke my AWS Landing Zone?

Somebody broke my AWS Landing Zone?

Last week I was updating an AWS Landing Zone environment to the latest version. It was late on a Thursday and I was running the upgrade in my own environment and having a few minor issues so I decided to come back in the morning to finish it off. Come the next morning, I re-ran it. All of a sudden I’m getting a new error in the CodeBuild step that […]

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Cyber attack? Five basics to adopt

Cyber attack? Five basics to adopt

Last week the Australian government announced that government services had been under a sustained cyber attack. They said it had been happening for a while and had the footprint of a nation state level attack. No breaches were revealed. Don’t cyber attacks happen all the time? Well, yes, but this one was different. The key was the scale of the attack. It was across industries, including critical infrastructure such as […]

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Why COVIDSafe chose AWS

Why COVIDSafe chose AWS

The Australian federal government released the COVIDSafe app this week. It’s a contact tracing app designed to help find close contacts of COVID-19 cases. The app is intended to assist health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. In Australia, use of the app is completely voluntary. However, it has stoked a significant debate on privacy concerns, spawning a number of urban myths at the […]

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Providing a scalable VPN solution with AWS

Providing a scalable VPN solution with AWS

With a move to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are looking for solutions that can provide a secure and simple experience. One of the common ways to ensure secure communications when home working is through a VPN solution. It also has the advantage of providing an “on the corporate network” experience for remote workers. In recent times, IT departments have been challenged with supporting remote […]

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A scalable virtual desktop with AWS

A scalable virtual desktop with AWS

With a move to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are looking for solutions that can streamline the experience. Some of the challenges of remote working often start with having the appropriate end user device. It might be a corporate managed laptop but equally it might be an uncontrolled personal device. Can a virtual desktop help? With end devices, what software is installed? Have you installed […]

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Least privileged access with AWS

Least privileged access with AWS

The principle of least privileged is king when it comes to managing access. It’s a simple approach. You give your users access to the services and the actions on those services that they need and nothing more. Importantly, this approach is critical for regulated environments, such as PCI DSS. However, when we adopt an everything as code approach it can get more complicated. Similarly with automation, you end up with […]

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re:Invent for the Builders

re:Invent for the Builders

The re:Invent keynotes for 2019 have wrapped up with Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, focussing on the platform they have build for the builders. It was light on announcements but heavy on fascinating insight. You can read about the tsunami of major announcements here. Midnight Madness; Keynote part 1; Keynote part 2. Werner focussed on how they re-imagined virtualisation. He also covered how they architected serverless compute for scale. AWS […]

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AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 2)

AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 2)

This is part two of our round up of the announcements from Andy’s AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote! You can find part one here. “I can’t move from on-premises” Let AWS help you with that. Sometimes, it can be really hard to move from on-premises. It may be due to legacy support (see the announcement of the AWS EMP service for Windows which may help you). Often, though, the workload (such […]

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AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 1)

AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 1)

Andy Jassy delivered a ripping AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote. The key theme was around transformation. Of course, there were heaps of exciting announcements. Strap in for our wrap up! As there’s a lot to cover, it’s split into two parts with this being the first. Transformation So, following the theme, if you are going to transform your business with the Cloud, what are the key considerations that you need to […]

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Midnight Madness! re:Invent is go!

Midnight Madness! re:Invent is go!

AWS’s re:Invent 2019 is off and running with Midnight Madness kicking off the fun. It’s not all play, though. There’s a number of interesting new announcements already. Here’s our pick for day zero at re:Invent. IAM and S3 access analyser This is probably our favourite announcement from Midnight Madness! IAM and S3 access analyser are new feature that analyse IAM and S3 bucket polices for access paths. All possible access […]

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