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The Rietta Blog

12/12/2020

Remote Team Culture - Code Review and Style Guides

Code review and style guides are valuable when delivering clean and reliable code which is a team effort, especially in distributed teams.

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10/07/2020

The convergence of Ruby on Rails and #AppSec Podcast Appearance

Frank Rietta guest on the Application Security Podcast with Chris Romeo

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07/13/2020

Rietta Makes it Betta Thank You Art!

Best thank you note form a client ever! Custom painting on canvas.

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06/04/2020

Swap Files and AWS - Extending Your EC2 Free Tier Instance Memory

For research projects and other non-critical applications hosted on AWS, staying within the free tier of AWS services can be a challange. Adding a swapfile can be a way to mitigate memory issues while not needing to upgrade to a larger EC2 instance.

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05/04/2020

Implementing Proper Application Maintenance Practices

Technology changes, application functionalities will be deprecated and vulnerable to security threats. This is why consistent, and proper maintenance is essential.

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04/25/2020

When Georgia was on the Brink of Outlawing Critical Computer Security Research, the Governor's Office Met with Me, and Vetoed it!

On April 25, 2018, nine information security professionals met with the Georgia Governor's office to discuss why the proposed criminal hacking law passed by both houses of the General Assembly was extremely problematic to Georgia's booming Information Security industry and risked putting the public at greater risk. Governor Deal vetoed the law a few weeks later.

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04/21/2020

Dependency Security and Hacking Rails with Jason Swett (Podcast)

Podcast interview about Ruby on Rails dependencies, security, state-sponsored hacking, and practical tips on how to protect your organization.

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04/01/2020

Snowfroc 2020 - Application Security and Development

Application security is important to an entire company, but what practical steps can we take on a development team to keep applications secure?

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02/06/2020

Dependency Management and Security

Security conscious developers can avoid security pitfalls in their own code, but what about the code that the developer did not write but is using?

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01/21/2020

A Newer Dev's Perspective on Learning OWASP

Why I'm learning Application Security as a blooming developer, and why other new programmers should consider it too! An overview of AppSec for beginners.

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