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Articles by Zachary Sersland

Zach graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in computer science. He is a certified AWS Associate Solutions Architect and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.


Avoid These 4 Social Engineering Attacks in Your Organization

 Zachary Sersland  May 12, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

When you envision a hacker stealing passwords and social security numbers, you likely picture someone in a dark room typing frantically into a computer, breaking through firewalls, and decrypting database records. But thieves tend to be lazy, and hacking through layers of security is much more complex than getting someone to hand over their password. That’s why every organization needs to be aware of “social engineering”, a blanket term that involves various techniques to exploit human psychology to gain access to an organization’s digital and physical assets. Below is an overview of the most common social engineering techniques and how to avoid them.

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Simplify and Automate Your Certificates with AWS Certificate Manager

 Zachary Sersland  Mar 10, 2021 7:06:52 AM  0 Comments

It’s every site administrator’s nightmare to access their website first thing in the morning and see the dreaded message, “Your connection is not private.” Your certificate has expired, and now you’re in a mad scramble to get everything into place before your users think you’ve been hacked. Fortunately, the AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) can prevent this from happening by simplifying and automating your certificates with these features and services.

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Getting Started with Serverless Framework Using AWS

 Zachary Sersland  Oct 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

Serverless applications are becoming more and more popular, but developers quickly find themselves asking, “How do I manage all of these functions?” Serverless Framework is a (relatively) painless way to develop and deploy your serverless application to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and other providers. However, getting started isn’t always easy. Here is an overview of how to get started with Serverless Framework using AWS and some common mistakes to avoid.

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How to Get Your Database Migration Started with AWS DMS

 Zachary Sersland  Jul 8, 2020 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

Migrating your database from an on-premise server to an AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) instance can be a daunting task. Moving a production database with continually changing data requires plenty of effort - especially if you’re also switching database engines.

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Repeatable 5-Step Software Deployment Plan

 Zachary Sersland  May 6, 2020 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

As the hard work of a software development project comes to an end, there is one last hurdle that teams must jump to ensure a successful outcome: deployment. Strategic planning for a seamless transition is vital, but often overlooked. Nothing gets a client or teammate’s attention faster than finding errors in their production environment. Here is an overview of the repeatable five-step deployment procedure we use to bring a project into its final stage.

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