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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.


Troubleshooting AWS Budgets to Reduce Cloud Costs

 Zachary Sersland  Apr 13, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

After migrating to AWS or refactoring your current cloud architecture, you may be surprised by the size of your monthly AWS bill. Even with the breakdown of what you’re being charged, if your bill is higher than you estimated, it’s not always obvious what’s causing it. Every scenario is uniquely different, but here are some ways to troubleshoot your AWS budget and decrease costs.

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Self-Hosted Server vs. Microsoft-Hosted - Plus Azure DevOps Setup Tips

 Zachary Sersland  Dec 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Azure DevOps can be a powerful automation tool, but making decisions about your build server can be a complicated process. There are several factors to consider, such as security, speed, and flexibility. But, if it’s set up correctly, you’ll forget it’s even there. Here is a comparison of your options, as well as a guide to setting up a self-hosted server.

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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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