Here are the books I've authored or co-authored.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide: CLF-C01 Exam
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide: Associate …
Many moons ago, I told you that blockchain was a passing fad, and that the only meaningful use of blockchain technology was cryptocurrency (a la Bitcoin). Over 4 years later, my prediction turned out to be true. But this is not an "I told you so post." Rather, it's a warning.
Cyptocurrencies have exploded in …
Online censorship has ramped up significantly in the past few years. We've all seen it. For instance:
Seemingly innocuous social media posts getting removed for reasons that make no sense, or for no reason at all
Veiled and not-so-veiled threats about what you are allowed to say online without fear of losing your …
Here you'll find a list of my IT training courses.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Architecting for Operational Excellence on AWS
Architecting for Reliability on AWS
Architecting for Security on AWS
AWS Networking Deep Dive: Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
AWS Networking Deep Dive: Route 53 DNS
AWS Networking Deep Dive: Virtual …
Whether you prefer to read or watch a video, here are some AWS certification training resources I've put together for you.
Study Guides The following study guides include hundreds of assessment questions and answers as well as online access to graded practice exams.
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide: …
About three years ago, the following phrase popped into my head:
"Social media is making you have stupid opinions."
Now that's obviously not directed at you, and when I had the thought it wasn't about anyone in particular. It was more of a general observation that social media is antithetical to critical …
While playing around with AWS CloudWatch Log Insights to analyze VPC flow logs, I thought of a couple of fun ways to identify (probably) malicious traffic.
Finding Vulnerability Scanners These are the guys that hammer your box looking for anything from silly SQL injection attacks (so 2005) to CSRF vulnerabilities. The …
My latest course “Architecting for Security on AWS” is now available on Pluralsight!
You’ll learn how to secure your data and AWS services using a defense-in-depth approach, including:
Protecting your AWS credentials using identity and access management Capturing and analyze logs using CloudTrail, CloudWatch, and …