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Vertical Relevance Achieves AWS Security Competency Status 

Posted July 26, 2022

Vertical Relevance (VR), a financial services-focused consulting firm, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency status. The competency designation recognizes that Vertical Relevance has demonstrated deep cloud security expertise and has proven technology that helps customers further enhance their security measures across cloud environments.

Using AWS Lambda’s New Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) to Enforce Compliance of Lambda Functions

Posted July 15, 2022

Today AWS Lambda is announcing the general availability of Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) for Lambda via new support for tag-related AWS IAM global condition keys. This means the advanced IAM condition keys used in this post, including aws:ResourceTag and aws:TagKeys, can be used with Lambda as of today. Vertical Relevance is proud to have partnered with AWS on this launch, and hopefully, this post will show the exciting possibilities of taking advantage of these new features.

Solution Spotlight – Data Pipeline Foundations

Posted July 14, 2022

The Data Pipeline Foundations provide guidance on the fundamental components of a data pipeline such as ingestion and data transformations. For data ingestion, we heavily leaned on the concept of data consolidation to structure our ingestion paths. For transforming your data, be sure to utilize our step-by-step approach to optimize architecting your data for end-user consumption. By following the strategies provided, your organization can create a pipeline to meet your data goals.  

Solution Spotlight – Performance Testing Foundations

Posted June 15, 2022

The Vertical Relevance Automated Performance Testing Framework lowers the barrier to entry in performance tests by providing a starting point upon which a mature solution can be built to meet the needs of your organization.  By following this guidance, you can gain confidence that your production systems are going to meet the current and future demands of your organization and customers

Solution Spotlight – Resiliency Foundations

Posted May 6, 2022

Regular and robust resiliency testing provides assurances your cloud application can weather whatever outages may occur. The Vertical Relevance Resiliency Automation Framework can help guarantee your workload can prevail through disruptions and failures and prevent the damaging consequences of an outage. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you meet your resiliency requirements. 

Vertical Relevance Becomes an AWS Built on Control Tower (BoCT) & AWS Well-Architected Management & Governance Partner

Posted April 14, 2022

Vertical Relevance is now a Built on Control Tower (BoCT) and AWS Well-Architected Management & Governance partner. AWS customers can choose turnkey solutions from Vertical Relevance which complement Control Tower capabilities to enhance their Control Tower environments through customized guardrails, account factory, identity management, security information and event management, and regulatory compliance solutions.

Use Case: Service Control Policies (SCPs) Evaluation Engine 

Posted April 13, 2022

By engaging AWS and Vertical Relevance, the customer was able to automate their deployment of SCPs across their AWS Organization. After implementing a multi-stage pipeline that performed automated checks to ensure that SCPs were compliant with security policies and did not contradict service usage across their accounts, the customer could quickly and reliably make changes to SCPs. With these changes in place, the Security Team updated organization-wide security controls quicker and with more confidence, which drastically improved the overall security posture of the customer.

Control Broker Eval Engine 

Posted March 16, 2022

This is the latest example of how Vertical Relevance is a leader in the Policy as Code space. This post outlined how to operationalize PaC with a serverless Evaluation Engine as part of the broader Control Broker solution. Get in touch with us to learn more about the benefits of operationalizing the automated enforcement of security policies
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