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AWS - Security and Compliance - shared responsibility model

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Overview Security and Compliance is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer. This shared model can help relieve customer’s operational burden as AWS operates, manages and controls the components from the host operating system and virtualization layer down to the physical security of the facilities in which the service operates. The customer assumes responsibility and management of the guest operating system (including updates and security patches), other associated application software as well as the configuration of the AWS provided security group firewall. Customers should carefully consider the services they choose as their responsibilities vary depending on the services used, the integration of those services into their IT environment, and applicable laws and regulations. The nature of this shared responsibility also provides the flexibility and customer control that permits the deployment. As shown in the chart below, this differentiation of responsibility is common…

The Five Universal Laws of Cybersecurity Everyone Should Know

Nick Espinosa, cybersecurity expert at Forbes, created 5 crucial laws that "will forever be the immutable universal constants that govern this topic and our existence in relation to it."

Law No. 1: If There Is A Vulnerability, It Will Be Exploited From sneaking your way out of a tollbooth for free to derailing a nuclear weapon program, finding ways around everything for (for both good and bad) is so ubiquitous today we've have a term for it, life-hacking. Always consider there will always be those people who will try and hack everything. Law No. 2: Everything Is Vulnerable In Some Way We've always assumed our computers are essentially safe and harmless. At the beginning of 2018, it was revealed that for decades these workhorses have been carrying a massive vulnerability that could allow malicious hackers to wreak havoc on all of us. Law No. 3: Humans Trust Even When They Shouldn't Trust is an essential part of the human existence, but it is our greatest weakness in …

The Perl Philosophy

There's more than one way to do it.
Three virtues of a programmerLazinessImpatienceHubris
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