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Best Practices for Implementing & Scaling Security in AWS

by Tim Armstrong , posted in Cloud Security, Webinar, AWS, AWS Security, Cloud Security Best Practices

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Security is a shared responsibility when you run your business on Amazon Web Services (AWS). To hold up your end of the bargain, there are many best practices at companies should be employing early on (but often don’t) to ensure that they’re maintaining security and that it can scale as the company grows.

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Nov 18, 2016 1:28:44 PM

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3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your AWS Security Posture

by Pete Cheslock , posted in Cloud Security, AWS, CloudTrail, IAM, STS, EBS Encryption

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There’s no question that Amazon Web Services is an incredibly powerful and secure cloud services platform for delivering all sorts of software applications. AWS offers an extensive number of products and services for creating a scalable, reliable, and flexible architecture that meets the unique needs of your development. However, it can be difficult to know how to approach securing your AWS infrastructure. While we can’t give you insight into all of them, of course, we are going to talk about the security benefits provided by three of our favorites, just to get you started.

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Nov 10, 2016 10:20:19 AM

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The Impact of the Cloud's Shared Responsibility Model on Compliance

by Anthony Alves , posted in HIPAA, Compliance, AWS, Shared Responsibility Model, Compliance in the Cloud, PCI DSS


Amazon Web Services (AWS) has pioneered the Shared Responsibility Model in the cloud. Basically, this model outlines how cloud service providers and consumers of these cloud-based services should share responsibilities when it comes to ensuring security in the cloud. AWS and other cloud service providers (CSPs) are responsible for ensuring that cloud infrastructure is secure. Meanwhile, companies (those using the cloud services) are responsible for their data, networks, applications, and operating systems — anything they own that lives in the cloud.

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Sep 1, 2016 12:48:59 PM

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How Wombat Security Uses Threat Stack to Secure Its Own AWS Infrastructure

by Trevor Hawthorn , posted in Cloud Security, AWS, AWS Integration, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


When Wombat Security Technologies and ThreatSim (acquired by Wombat in October 2015) decided to develop and deploy our suite of end user risk management and education solutions in Amazon Web Services (AWS), we went "into the cloud" with eyes wide open. We knew that, to realize the full potential of AWS (scale, cost, performance), we needed to “do AWS right.” This meant treating our servers like cattle, not like pets.

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Aug 15, 2016 1:36:15 PM

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Scaling Quickly & Securely: Achieving Security & Compliance in AWS

by Chris Gervais , posted in Cloud Security, Webinar, Compliance, AWS, High-Velocity Cloud Security


On Tuesday, June 21, I teamed up with Scott Ward, Solutions Architect at AWS, and Arup Chakrabarti, Director of Engineering at PagerDuty, to deliver a webinar about scaling quickly and securely in AWS. The discussion was lively enough to keep beach-and-BBQ dreams at bay for an hour or so on a humid Wednesday in Boston.

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Jun 22, 2016 2:16:57 PM

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Using AWS Tags With Threat Stack Security Alerts

by Venkat Pothamsetty , posted in AWS, EC2, AWS Tags, Security Alerts


Since first releasing Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform, we continue to make enhancements that provide better data, increase automation, streamline workflows, and decrease response times.

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Jun 3, 2016 10:55:38 AM

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Threat Stack’s Cloud Security Platform® Achieves AWS Security Competency

by Palen Schwab , posted in Security, AWS, Integrations


We’ve got some outstanding news to share: Threat Stack has just achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency!

This further demonstrates our commitment to delivering best-in-class security — and more specifically, to giving AWS customers exactly what they need in security solutions. As we like to say, “Our solutions are built in AWS to serve AWS.”

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Apr 7, 2016 4:57:46 PM

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The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

by The Threat Stack Team , posted in Cloud Security, Security, AWS, Cloud, Government, Government IT


A lot happened in the world of security and DevOps this week. Here are the top posts we saw:

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Jan 29, 2016 3:33:05 PM

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