John Martinez

John Martinez, Principal Solutions Architect for Evident.io, has in-depth experience guiding development teams on AWS and other cloud platforms. He assists them in streamlining creation of cloud applications, optimizing AWS resource usage, and ensures that their AWS infrastructures are properly protected. John specializes in DevOps, automation and continuous solutions, and contributed to the creation of the CIS Foundations Benchmark for AWS Security.

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Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #8: Use AutoScaling to Dampen DDoS Effects

 We’re switching the series up a little bit and going to pay some attention to the network layer for a couple of...

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #6: Rotate all the Keys Regularly

In the previous article, we had a pretty deep discussion on how and why to limit privilege in the AWS IAM service....

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #4: Use Roles for EC2

By now, you're getting the theme that security on AWS is all about being proactive. The point of proactive security is...

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #1: Disable Root Account API Access Key

Today, we kick off a series on the top 10 security best practices we've come across based on our own experiences. As AWS...

Cloud Security Fitness Guide – Exercise #5: Least Privilege

In the previous post in this series, I discussed a great way for EC2 instances to be able to use AWS services securely,...

Elasticsearch Now In the Crosshairs – MongoDB Ransom Attackers Have New Targets

As if the MongoDB sacking fiasco wasn’t enough, bored attackers have added ransacking of open AWS Elasticsearch...

Don’t Get Sunk by the DROWN Vulnerability

OpenSSL issued a security advisory today for the HTTPS DROWN attack (CVE-2016-0800). Evident.io has provided...

Can Regulated Industries Like Healthcare Find Security in the Cloud?

A recent article in Talkin Cloud took a look at a study by Elastica on Healthcare Industry Cloud Data Breaches. The...

Compliance is Hard – Tales from ChefConf 2015

What an awesome experience ChefConf 2015 was! I've been to every single ChefConf, and I have to say, I learn more and...

AWS Announces Important AWS Security Maintenance Advisory

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTAWS has released an important announcement about a Xen hypervisor security advisory that requires...

Managing 3rd Party Access to your AWS Accounts

Signing up for cloud-based SaaS services to go along with your shiny new AWS account is an eventuality. From security to...

Announcing Alert Suppression

At Evident.io, we are customer-focused. This means that when our customers ask for new features, we listen very...