Responsible Data Use: A 5 Days of Data Twitter Chat

Responsible Data Use: A “5 Days of Data” Twitter Chat By Kelly LeBlanc, Knowledge Management Specialist Over the past few years, responsible data has become a hot topic within the world of international development and humanitarian aid. As funding agencies push for open data and data-driven decision making, and digital technologies continue to evolve, development…

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Analyzing the Collection 01 Passwords

Collection #1 Password Analysis by Eric Smith, FireOak Strategies Chief Technologist & Information Security Officer February 15, 2019 In January 2019, a massive database of email addresses and passwords was released on the internet. The collection included over 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords, credentials that were assembled from many data…

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Exporting and Importing AWS EC2 Server Disk Images

We are heavy users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) and regularly work with clients to help them transition their on-premises systems to the cloud, build a brand-new infrastructure, or evaluate the security of their virtual data centers. Migrating servers to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) like AWS makes sense for…

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Part 1: Create and Export an AWS EC2 Volume Image

This blog post is part one of a 3-part series describing a technique for how to export and import Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance volume images. Read the full introduction for more details. In this post, I’ll demonstrate a technique using standard Linux tools to export an AWS volume to another cloud provider or on-prem…

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Part 2: Restore and Boot from an AWS EC2 Volume Image

This blog post is part two of a 3-part series describing a technique for how to export and import Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance volume images. Read the full introduction for more details. Part 1 is available here. About the Demonstration In this post, I’ll demonstrate a technique using standard Linux tools to create a bootable AWS EC2 instance from…

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