Sam Martin

Adventures in IT

A Week with Terraform

As I mentioned in a previous post, AWS Config is an excellent tool for ensuring compliance across your AWS accounts, but can be challenging to set up consistently across large numbers of regions and accounts. To ease this pain I attempted to set up AWS Config using CloudFormation but found…

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Combating Passwords in Emails

Security is a thorny subject. One I stay away from making sweeping statements or recommendations about whenever possible. However, I’m willing to venture one assertion. Plaintext passwords in emails are a BAD IDEA Especially when they are the primary method of communicating an initial password to a user. Who…

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