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Implementing Fingerprint Scanner Technology on AWS Infrastructure

12 Jul
By: ClearScale
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In an effort to fight and prevent online fraud, many laws and technologies have been implemented over the years. This fraudulent activity puts an increased responsibility on both the business doing transactions and the individual engaging in them. From a business perspective, state and local authorities require store owners and operators to verify the identity of the customer they are doing business with. This information is either stored, shared, or validated with law enforcement agencies during or after the transaction

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Using Amazon GuardDuty to Centrally Manage and Monitor Security Risks

14 May
By: ClearScale
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The financial industry is especially susceptible to attacks from any number of outside entities. The security challenges posed by intrusion or attacks weighing heavily on financial institutions is exacerbated by the fact that the methods employed by untoward individuals or groups consistently change and evolve. To stay on top of the latest security challenges, companies will often look to outside help that specializes in security acumen and expertise. One such company was attempting to find ways to solve this for

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Implementing Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service in AWS Cloud Environment

27 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Running a business in today’s complex and daunting world, whether a small or enterprise level organization, comes with a plethora of compliance and governance requirements. Depending on the industries or markets the business operates in, any number of financial, risk, taxation, or legal governance mandates from local, state, and national levels can affect business operations. Failure to adhere to any of these mandates could mean fines or expenses that directly impact profitability. Navigating this seemingly constantly changing landscape can

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Discovering and Remediating Security Risks by Utilizing Amazon Inspector

09 Mar
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge With a security requirements landscape constantly changing due to new regulations or in response to online threats and infiltration activities from third parties, maintaining a strict security stance is a necessity for any company operating in modern times. From online account hacking and data intercepts to malicious software or unsecured Wi-Fi, or to more severe cases of Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attacks or global online espionage attempts, securing networks, applications and data stores is of paramount concern. The Solution: Amazon

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Multi-VPC Hub Helps Mobile Payment Firm Achieve Higher Levels of Security

12 Dec
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge With the increasing threat of data theft, either through hacking attempts, DDoS attacks, data interception during transit, or defects in code that provide backdoors to sensitive data, the reality of the world today is that businesses need to be more proactive in securing proprietary data. With the trend of businesses moving their operations more and more to the cloud, this need for data security is paramount. Simply creating an instance within the cloud does not mean that data

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Data Security Firm Leverages Serverless Architecture Using AWS Lambda and API Gateway

24 Jul
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge ClearScale was approached by a data security firm specializing in providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and mixed form factors. In order to provide the best synergy with AWS Platform, our client’s data security products needed to be re-designed and re-engineered to complement the existing AWS services. Many of our client’s customers already use a variety of AWS services for their applications and infrastructure. Our

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Data Security Company Partners with ClearScale to deploy Serverless Architecture Using AWS Lambda

17 May
By: ClearScale
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Business Challenge A major data security company specializing in end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and mixed form factors approached ClearScale for help with implementing a serverless infrastructure as well as a secure and highly available external API that would translate calls, pass them to an internal API and return the results, which would be consumed by an external API. The project also required external call authorization to be implemented using API keys that would be

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Auditing an Election Donation Application to Optimize Transactional Throughput

15 Nov
By: ClearScale
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The ability for a Web application to take high volumes of requests from customers can make or break an organization at a critical juncture. As numerous companies have learned over the years, building a digital product that can’t scale and meet the spikes in demand can lead to lost opportunities, revenue, and negative perceptions in the market. A recent engagement with a client reminded us of this concern. ClearScale, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, was asked by a client

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Company Resources “Held Hostage” by a Former IT Manager: A Lesson in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Best Practices

20 May
By: ClearScale
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Following best business practices in an organization is vital if a company wants to have a consistent approach to how they operate; this is just as important for a small organization as it is for larger ones. When AWS identity and access management best practices aren’t followed, an organization can struggle doing everyday tasks because everything is an exception, not a rule. A client of ours in the team collaborative applications space learned this the hard way when one

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