Enhancing security by moving beyond Wordpress
BC Unclaimed’s website and user management was powered by Wordpress, with custom PHP scripts for handling the interface to BC Unclaimed’s main database. Wordpress is a capable content management system, but we needed a modern, scalable, fault-tolerant infrastructure with advanced security capabilities.
Amazon Cognito with Advanced Security
AWS Web Application Firewall
We used AWS’s Canadian cloud services to build a robust infrastructure:
Amazon Cognito with Advanced Security to handle user management and to detect and block suspicious sign-ins.
AWS VPC for a private connection to BC Unclaimed
AWS WAF to automatically detect and block malicious activity
AWS Lambdas written in Go for serverless, scalable data processing
Cloudwatch Turnstile to block bots and spam
The result is a secure but low-cost system that will meet BC Unclaimed’s needs for years to come.
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