Why are CHFI-Certified Professionals highly sought after?

Cyber attacks are a major concern for any organization that is online. They prepare well in advance to defend against and counter these attacks. Firms that have been successful over a long period of time understand the importance of protecting their data and information. These data and information are the business strategies and client information that are vital for any […]

What makes a solid state drive more efficient?

Delana Hallstedt How is a solid-state drive more efficient? Immobility. It’s as easy as that. Solid-state drives (SSDs), although portable, are very portable. An SSD isn’t mobile on the inside. This makes it more efficient than other storage devices. It wouldn’t be a blog post without trying to show you some similitude. I’ll also include a few picturesque details that […]

What is Two-Factor Authentication? Why do I need it?

James Hanback You have secured your devices, your Internet accounts, as well as the combination in your locker at the gym using the strongest and most secure combination of characters that you could think of. They are impossible to guess. They are impossible to crack with brute force. You’re gold, right? Wrong. Password reset or password recovery is a weakness […]

What is the value and importance of the CISSP certificate?

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), certification is a boon to professionals who are looking for a brighter career path in InfoSec. It is the most internationally recognized InfoSec Certification. Why is CISSP certification important? The CISSP certification will allow you to start a career in information security. This certification is offered through (ISC.2) and is a type of […]

What is a ‘SOC?

Is your organization in need of a SOC team. Although this point is controversial, some organizations consider it a necessity. If you do not have one, you can start one. What is “SOC” and who are its different security personnel? This blog post will provide more information. SOC: The ‘Security Operations Center’ or SOC team is made up of InfoSec […]

Survey Compares User Types for AWS and Google Clouds A brand new survey by Clutch examines the different user types for the top three cloud providers. It found that larger enterprises prefer Microsoft Azure, while smaller businesses prefer Google Cloud Platform. Meanwhile, Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), which dwarfs Azure and GCP in overall usage, is more attractive to users who value IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) offerings. These conclusions were drawn from a survey of 247 organisations, where nearly equal numbers identified themselves as cloud providers. Clutch acknowledged that these similar sample representations do not reflect overall market share numbers, where AWS is clearly the leader, but allow for a more balanced examination of user opinions. Clutch identified the following key findings in the report:

Enterprises accounted for the largest share of Azure users, while small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) accounted for the largest portion of GCP users. Organizations cited “better selections of tools/features as their top reason to choose their primary provider.” Second place was shared by “Familiarity and Brand Security” CloudWatch for AWS and Cloud Services for Azure were the most popular services […]

Survey: Azure Beats AWS in Larger Enterprises

Many cloud computing surveys are constantly being published with varying — sometimes contradicting — data points. But one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Microsoft Azure is the primary challenger to Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), especially at the high end. Sumo Logic’s latest survey examines “The New Normal: Cloud and DevOps as well as SaaS Analytics Tools” in the modern […]

Survey: AWS leads the cloud market in uptime

In terms of security, uptime, and value, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is preferred by organizations to rivals Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. This is one of the key takeaways from a Spiceworks report titled “Public Cloud Trends 2019 and Beyond”. It also revealed that respondents preferred Azure for compatibility, while GCP was deemed the easiest to manage and most […]

Recent Survey: AWS Tops the List of High-Paying Software Skills. According to a new report, businesses are willing to pay top dollar for workers who have expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS). NovelAspect, a provider managed cloud services, recently analyzed job listings on Indeed.com to identify the most sought-after and lucrative IT skills. The company looked at listings for jobs in the 50 largest U.S. cities, from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12. NovelAspect found that AWS skills are the most lucrative jobs. In a blog post, the company stated that “ten of the top 20 highest-paying skills in software [were] related] to applications produced by Amazon Web Services (AWS), while the top eight on this listing were all AWS products.” NovelAspect claims that DynamoDB, AWS’ NoSQL database product is the highest-paying skill, earning an average annual salary $141,813. The skills that earned the highest salaries in NovelAspect’s study are (in alphabetical order):

Amazon Elastic MapReduce has an average salary $136,250 AWS CloudFormation, $132 308 Amazon ElastiCache, $125 625 Amazon CloudWatch, $121,980 AWS Lambda, $121,481 Amazon Kinesis, $121,429 AWS Key Management Service, $117.297 Apache Kafka, $117,234 OpenStack, $116,605 AWS Elastic Beanstalk, $114 219 Amazon Redshift, $113.950 NovelAspect also noted that the findings show the importance of cloud-based expertise. Employers ranked “cloud services” as […]

Sungard Availability Services Helps Move Workloads To AWS Cloud Sungard Availability Services has launched a new managed service to assist organizations in moving their IT workloads into the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS). Sungard AS’s new managed service, Managed Cloud – Amazon Web Services, is designed to help organizations move their IT workloads to the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud. It uses a programmatic approach and provides a common management tool set to make cloud migrations, operations, and recovery easier. The managed service focuses on hybrid environments where multiple clouds, sometimes public and privately, are leveraged. Security and compliance controls are a major focus of the managed service. This is a recent area that has been highlighted by a series of vulnerability reports, often resulting in misconfigurations. (see “Security firm: No encryption on 82 percent of public cloud databases” and “Firm finds Terabytes unsecured data, personal info on cloud back-ends” for two recent examples). The company stated that security and configuration are automatically applied when creating new accounts. “An automated environment confirms customers’ workloads are secure inside AWS and Sungard AS data centres.” Other compliance and security functionality includes:

With native AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config tools, you can gather data and keep track of provisioning activity for every account. Allow and apply best-practice architecture to AWS accounts. Configure AWS globally to enforce configurations across all AWS deployments. Built-in billing alerts ensure that a team doesn’t overspend. OS management provides security-related capabilities such as monitoring, patching and anti-virus, and […]