How to Lower AWS Cost Spending and Optimize Usage

Companies that operate new cloud services with the old mindset of traditional data centres lose money fast. This article helps you to optimize AWS spending with 16 powerful tips.

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The shift to public cloud providers like AWS offers many advantages for companies. According to AWS CEO Andy Jassy, the conversation starter for cloud adoption is almost always cost savings. For many companies, this means trading the old model of using heavy CAPEX for capital to invest in data centres and servers upfront to a variable expense model that is pay-as-you-go. However, organizations often forget to adapt the strategy of using the cloud. Rather, they continue to operate new services with the old mindset of traditional data centres, and because of that, they lose money.

To maximize the cost optimization model of AWS, companies need to plan accordingly and leverage the many tools that AWS provides for monitoring resource usage. In this article, we’re going to discuss the most popular, yet often overlooked tools. This is not intended to be an ultimate guide, but it is a great place to start planning AWS usage or evaluating existing practices. I’ll spend most of the time on EC2, EBS and S3 services, but will leave hints for some others too.
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How AI Can Help Address Contract Challenges During LIBOR Transition

The transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates presents numerous challenges, particularly when it comes to renegotiating and operationalizing fallback language for both existing and new contracts. Although uncertainty remains among market participants and industry guidance continues to evolve, adopting a “wait-and-see” attitude before amending contracts is not considered wise. Financial institutions should consider acting now to develop a solution that supports the use of appropriate contract language in preparation for the permanent discontinuation of LIBOR.

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This article looks at why financial institutions should consider acting now to develop a solution that supports the use of appropriate contract language in preparation for the permanent discontinuation of LIBOR.
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[Updated] Over 400 (ISC)² CISSP Certification Real Exam Questions and Answers

The latest Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification actual real practice exam question and answer (Q&A) dumps are available free, which are helpful for you to pass the (ISC)² CISSP certification exam and earn CISSP certification, The World’s Premier Cybersecurity Certification.

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Cybersecurity News Headline Updated on 11 July 2020 – Critical Vulnerabilities in Zoom, Citrix, WordPress and Palo Alto, and more

The headline on 11 July 2020

Zoom Zero-day Affects Clients Running on Older Versions of Windows. Zoom is working on a fix for a zero-day vulnerability that was disclosed on Thursday, July 9. The arbitrary code execution flaw affects the Zoom client running on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and older versions of the operating system. Zoom clients running on Windows 8 and Windows 10 are not affected.

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Palo Alto Networks Releases Updates for Another PAN-OS Vulnerability. Palo Alto Networks has released updates to fix a critical command injection vulnerability in its PAN-OS GlobalProtect portal. The flaw affects PAN-OS 9.1 versions prior to 9.1.3; PAN-OS 8.1 versions prior to 8.1.15; PAN-OS 9.0 versions prior to 9.0.9; and all versions of PAN-OS 8.0 and PAN-OS 7.1. Fixes will not be released for PAN-OS 8.0 and 7.1 as those versions are no longer supported.

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Citrix Patches 11 Vulnerabilities in Networking Products; Someone is Already Scanning for Vulnerable Installations. Earlier this week, Citrix released fixes for 11 vulnerabilities in Citrix ADC, Citrix Gateway, and Citrix SD-WAN WANOP appliances. The flaws include information disclosure, local privilege elevation, code injection, cross-site scripting, authorization bypass, denial of service. Rob Joyce, the former head of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) team, has urged users to apply the patches as soon as possible. Active scanning for vulnerable installations has been detected.

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Critical Flaw in WordPress Plugin. A critical remote code execution flaw in the Adning Advertising plugin for WordPress could be exploited to completely take control of vulnerable sites. The flaw has been exploited in the wild. Users are urged to update to Adning version 1.5.6, which also fixes a high-severity unauthenticated arbitrary file deletion via path traversal vulnerability.

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Russian Hacking Group Cosmic Lynx is Conducting Sophisticated eMail Scams. A group of Russian hackers dubbed Cosmic Lynx has been launching sophisticated business email compromise schemes since last July. According to researchers at Agari, the group has launched more than 200 attacks against organizations in 46 countries. Cosmic Lynx targets organizations that have not implemented DMARC; the group has focused on scams involving mergers and acquisitions.

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Criminals are Taking Control of Abandoned Subdomains. Criminals have been taking control of abandoned subdomains associated with well-known organizations and using them for nefarious purposes, including malware, pornographic content, or spreading malware. In late June, Microsoft published an article describing how to prevent subdomain takeovers.

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ThiefQuest macOS Malware More Focused on Stealing Information than on Encrypting Data. Researchers now think the ThiefQuest malware that targets macOS is largely focused on exfiltrating data from infected networks. Initial assessment of ThiefQuest categorized the malware as ransomware. While it does have an encryption component, researchers think it may be included as a distraction rather than the main purpose of the malware.

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DigiCert Will Revoke 50,000 Certificates This Weekend Because of Botched Audit. DigiCert plans to revoke 50,000 Extended Validation (EV) certificates on Saturday, July 11 after learning that they were not properly audited. While the situation does not pose a security threat, EV guidelines require that the certificates be revoked.

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Turchin Indictment Unsealed. The US Department of Justice recently unsealed an indictment charging Andrey Turchin with conspiracy to commit computer hacking, two counts of computer fraud and abuse, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and access device fraud. Turchin allegedly hacked into networks at hundreds of organizations, established backdoors, and then sold access to those systems. Turchin is a citizen of Kazakhstan and is believed to be residing there currently.

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German Authorities Seize BlueLeaks Server. Authorities in Germany have seized a server hosting BlueLeaks data, 269 GB of US police documents. The department of public prosecution in Zwickau said the server was seized on July 3 at the request of the US government.

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Microsoft Seizes Domains Used in Phishing Attacks that Targeted Office 365 Users. Recently unsealed documents detail Microsoft’s efforts to thwart phishing attacks that preyed on people’s concerns about COVID-19. The attacks targeted Office 365 users in 62 countries around the world and were crafted to appear to be from employers or other trusted entities. Microsoft’s Digital Crime Unit became aware of the fraudulent activity in December 2019. On July 1, Microsoft obtained a court order allowing it to seize the malicious domains.

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CISA Warns of Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices and Hospital Information Management System. The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published two advisories regarding security issues in ultrasound systems from Philips and in the OpenClinic GA open source hospital information management system. Philips has released updates to address the authentication bypass issue in some of the affected products and expects to have fixes for the rest of the affected products by the end of the calendar year.

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Playing Smart – Safe Casino Betting Tips for First Timers

Betting over the internet has never been more popular, with a general trend of growth over the years and an understandable increase during the pandemic lockdown. But what are the best and easiest ways for beginners to gamble safely? We’ve got some quick tips to help you stay safe, as well as some important guidance on how to enjoy the best online casino bonuses.

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Key Challenges for 5G Networks New Radio (NR) Field Testing

Live field testing 5G networks ensure that beams are transmitting accurately to fulfil performance metrics such as throughput per cell, throughput per device, and Quality of Experience (QoE). Learn about the key challenges that mobile network operators face in this article.

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