NCS Analytics Improves Security and DevOps Pipeline

NCS improves Security and DevOps Pipeline with help from 66degrees using AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAF).

NCS is a data analytics and software company specializing in the detection of illicit activity in high-risk areas for government agencies and financial institutions. Through their proprietary algorithms, NCS monitors cannabis, opioids, alcohol, tobacco, pay-day lending, etc. The company’s software identifies outliers while helping agencies appropriately audit their constituents.

What we did

The Challenge

The Solution

Following industry best practices, 66degrees developed infrastructure as code via AWS CloudFormation templates. AWS CloudFormation templates added consistency to the team’s ability to deliver infrastructure updates through the various environments.

66degrees developed a plan to implement a CloudFront-based solution backed by S3 to relieve the application tier from serving static assets. Static content is now served from edge locations closer to users. This resulted in faster load time and content distribution.

66degrees worked with NCS on an architecture review. Using AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAF) to build a more secure infrastructure, we implemented patterns of least privileged access and subnet isolation to provide NCS service with a more secure operational environment.

 

The Results

Additional Security Cover: 66degrees worked with the NCS team to develop tighter security requirements using AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAF). By increasing security using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), services are better insulated from security threats.

Application Monitoring: Utilizing AWS CloudWatch and third party services for in-depth application tracing, 66degrees helped the team at NCS to see how their applications are performing in near real-time. This data has been fed back into the system to reduce bottlenecks and increase overall application performance.

"66degrees has been a great asset in Digible's strategic move from AWS to Google Cloud. They guided us throughout the process and provided recommendations that helped alleviate technical debt and save us thousands of dollars long-term. We look forward to working with the 66degrees team again."

– Victor Dozal
Director of Engineering, Digible, Inc.

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