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Installing a Secure Doorway into Your Public Cloud

When reading up on how to secure your public cloud environment, you may have come across references to a bastion/jump host/server, or a combination of those terms. Jump Hosts, which I like to refer to them, are servers placed between the open internet and your internal network. A jump host’s only purpose is to act as a secure gateway which grants authorized guests to access your internal services. Jump hosts should be hardened, minimal, actively patched, and heavily monitored.

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When MFA Goes MIA

The year, 2018. All that remains are large global distributed data conglomerates, hungry and gobbling up every spare digital bit that exists, battling each other to see who can rule the world. Organizations that want to survive these bleak times must bow down to one, praying that their master will allow them access to their data, there is no other option for survival… What is MFA? As more organizations move to cloud services to manage their critical data, managing the risks around identity, authentication and authorization becomes more important.

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A Noobs Guide to Cyber Security

Getting into cloud and cyber security can be intimidating. Both encompass so many IT skills. I know people who have been in the industry for years and still struggle with the breadth and scope of the cloud. For a recent college grad, this presented a huge hurdle. My name is Conner and I am a consultant at Keep Secure. In this post, I am going to take you through the massive world that is cloud and cyber security, how I got started, and how people new to the industry can do the same.

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Year One - We Have Lift Off

It was around this time last year that Sean and I finally decided to start our own company. We had talked about it for years, and, as I often joke, we both found ourselves unemployed strategically available at the same time. The sound of our beers clanking after a commemorative cheers is still in my head. We had just made a big decision to start a company. To say that I have learned a lot over the last year is an understatement.

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ISO 27001 Compliance For Startups

ISO 27001 compliance seems to be the security certification of choice for large enterprise. Many startups that we deal with at Keep Secure are usually humming away on application development when they are faced with the ISO 27001 compliance conundrum. Big fish wants to buy their product/service, but the evil prudent security team at big fish has thrown in a road-block, the startup must be ISO 27001 compliant before data can be loaded.

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