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I’m Victor, yet another cloud consultant, passionate about solving large and complex problems with simple automation.

Brewing the Best in AWS Security: Top Reads of the Year

As we welcome 2024, I’m excited to share a special post for the AWS Security Digest Newsletter. It’s been a remarkable year, and your engagement has made it even more so. 🔗 I’ve compiled the top 5 most-clicked links from our 2023 editions. These links represent the most intriguing, informative, and impactful topics in AWS Security landscape. 1️⃣ Enabling Just-In-Time (JIT) Access for AWS S3 Buckets 2️⃣ Actionable AWS Security Best Practices [Cheat Sheet] 3️⃣ AWS Security Foundations For Dummies 4️⃣ Bare minimum AWS Security Alerting and Configuration 5️⃣ AWS ImdsPacketAnalyzer 👨‍🍳 Why a Chef?...

December 17, 2023 · 1 min · 199 words · zoph

Elevate your AWS Security with basic alerting

As businesses continue to adopt cloud computing and move their operations to the cloud, it’s crucial to ensure the security of their cloud environment. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud platform, but with the ease of use comes the responsibility of securing the data, applications, and services deployed on the cloud. AWS provides a vast array of security services, but it can be challenging to keep track of all the activities and changes happening in your AWS account....

February 12, 2023 · 2 min · 330 words · zoph

Introducing Subnet-Watcher: Observability for your AWS Subnets

Are you tired of manually checking your AWS subnets to ensure they’re not approaching free remaining ip limit ? Look no further than Subnet-Watcher, an open-source tool I’ve developed at zoph.io. Subnet-Watcher allows you to automatically check your subnets for a variety of metrics, such as whether they have the correct number of available IP addresses, number of detached ENIs. It also allows you to take action if any of these conditions are not met, such as sending an email notification and automatically record a CloudWatch Metric....

January 8, 2023 · 2 min · 238 words · zoph

Update on being Independent [3 years later]

TL;DR Key takeaways: Building trust and relationships with a community of experts is crucial for success. Continuously staying up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in your field and maintaining a curious mindset is important for delivering innovative solutions. Diversifying your business streams, such as through a SaaS product or newsletter, can help to increase success and growth. Being a freelancer offers autonomy and independence, but it’s important to also consider the scalability of your business....

January 7, 2023 · 4 min · 660 words · zoph

How to deal with unused assets on AWS?

💸 Rational Using the public cloud will let you do experiments, iterate, test new services and new capabilities; it will unleash the potential of your teams to do innovation and, in the end, reduce the time to market with innovative products. Cloud computing comes with a promise: “Pay as you go”. In fact, this statement is partially true. However, it is only accurate if you take care – really care – of your active assets on your Cloud Service Provider (CSP)....

May 29, 2022 · 2 min · 310 words · zoph