Challenges of data residency in the cloud

As cloud based architectures became more and more popular over the past decade, different organizations are facing different challenges when evaluating the possibility to leverage the managed services offered by various providers. While these services can make operations and maintenance easier and more cost effective, there are certain cases that require careful planning and precise execution. One such case is the question of data residency and the related regulations and security concerns, hot topics for financial and government institutions, as well as multinational corporations.

Google Map with labelled markers

One of our clients required an image of a map for print. As will be seen on the map, there will be marked places that represent where the company performed surveys. The goal of this blogpost was to present the evolution of a task like we described above. Although the Google Map developer documentation is very useful we had to read many forums and other blogs where we found the desired solution. But those suggestions weren’t quite detailed and well-documentated than this blogpost wants to be. We’d like to help those whom want to use similar solution.

Finding a Security Hole

A short journey of how we found a security hole and what we did next.

Operation AC: CTF Without a Flag (Part I)

We have multiple air conditioner devices all over the office, but in our corporate culture, we want to automate everything. For example, if everyone left the office from a specific room and the last one forgot to turn off the AC device, who cares? Our system will turn it off for you. The sad news is that we can't do this with these devices. We found an extra attachable device to eliminate this disability. Lucky for us, they have an Android application as well. But, there is no API or any documentation.