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SecDops with Heartin Kanikathottu

Unlike the traditional SecDevOps, which emphasizes security starting from the Development phase, SecDops advocates for prioritizing security right from the Design stage, extending through Development and into the realms of Data and data analytics. In SecDops, the 'D' is a dynamic variable, representing not just 'Development' but also 'Design' and 'Data,' signifying a comprehensive and multi-dimensional approach to security in technology.

My philosophy is rooted in the belief that true security can only be achieved with a deep understanding of the systems we aim to protect. Therefore, I will also be discussing system design, development, data management, and data analytics essentials. I will be generating articles, audio, and even video materials with the help of AI, but will be meticulously refining them, ensuring high-quality, insightful, and up-to-date information in the website.

Resources for speeding up your SecDops journey

The SecDops Blog - Learn IT Security With Heartin

In the SecDops blog, we will learn to prioritise security right from the Design stage, extending through Development and into the realms of Data and data analytics. We will also learn security and networking fundamentals as the yare essential for securing systems.

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The Cloudericks Blog - Learn Cloud With Community

In the Cloudericks Blog, we will learn about cloud computing on various public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and GCP. You can also become part of the Cloudericks community to learn from live classes and get community support.

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The BT Blog - IT Fundamentals, Blogs, Podcasts & 121 Mentoring

I believe that true security can only be achieved with a deep understanding of the systems we aim to protect. Therefore, I will also discuss system design, development, data management, and data analytics essentials in the buddy tutor blog.

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About Me!

As a seasoned Principal Architect, I am adept at driving technological transformations in various distinguished organizations, focusing particularly on cloud computing and security. My contributions in the realms of cloud computing and security, particularly as an author, have earned me notable recognition, including one of my books being named the 8th best cloud computing book of all time. Equipped with dual master's degrees and over 15 professional certifications, my technical skills cover a wide spectrum. Additionally, I actively contribute as a speaker at numerous technical forums, sharing my extensive knowledge and experience in the industry. 


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I come from an electronics background with limited programming knowledge, and despite securing a job in the software industry, I found myself in a support project. Struggling to clear development team interviews due to a lack of programming language expertise, I was fortunate to get guidance from my better half, Heartin.

Heartin took it upon himself to teach me Java from the ground up. His training and mentoring was invaluable as he patiently led me through the intricacies of programming, ensuring I understood each concept thoroughly. His teaching methodology, practical questions, and unwavering support played a pivotal role in shaping my career as a programmer. 

I not only gained the necessary skills but also successfully cracked development team interviews. Today, I find myself leading a technical development team, a feat that seemed unattainable before.

Sneha Heartin

Elsa Sherine Stephen

I first met Heartin during my Engineering days, when I struggled in a computer science course due to a lack of foundational knowledge. Recognizing the gap, Heartin offered to teach non-CS students, transforming my performance from just passing to a remarkable 98%. Heartin's teaching style was about filling gaps and instilling a profound comprehension of the subject matter.

Fast forward 17 years. Having dedicated over 16 years to legacy technologies, I needed to transition into the latest industry trends. The technology landscape had evolved significantly during my hiatus, leaving me unsure of where and how to begin my Cloud journey. As a trusted friend, I turned to Heartin for guidance. Heartin not only provided a clear learning path but actively assisted me in navigating the complex world of Cloud computing.

Heartin is more than a teacher; he's a dedicated guide ensuring success in the dynamic tech landscape. His mentorship extends beyond technical insights, embodying a commitment to his students' success. I wholeheartedly recommend Heartin to anyone seeking not just a teacher but a mentor who truly cares about their journey in technology

The latest from my blog 

Understanding the Trusted Computing Base (TCB) in Cybersecurity

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Essential Computer Networking Concepts for the Cloud

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Mastering DNS - Resources and Recipes

Apr 17, 2024

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Join me in authoring the next edition of the award-winning AWS Security Cookbook!

Would you like to be a part of creating the next edition of the AWS Security Cookbook, a widely acclaimed book in the realms of cloud computing and security? This popular AWS book was recognized as the 8th best cloud computing book of all time in 2020 and the best AWS security book in 2022.

As a collaborator, you will gain hands-on experience and valuable insights directly from me. Additionally, you will be acknowledged in the upcoming edition, which will be distributed globally through platforms like O'Reilly, Amazon, and Packt. This is a unique opportunity to learn, contribute, and be part of something truly special! The only requirements are membership in the KEWA group, active engagement with the chapters I am writing, practicing the recipes, and sharing your feedback or questions.

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Get ready for the Azure Administrator (AZ-104) certification with a unique hands-on approach

I'm currently leading a specialized Azure Administrator (AZ-104) program at This intensive 90-day course is designed to transform you into a skilled Azure Administrator. But it's more than just certification preparation; it's about gaining real, practical expertise.

The commitment involves 90 minutes of daily study for 90 days. With a mix of engaging sessions and hands-on labs, your consistent participation is crucial. If you miss a day, you can catch up over the weekend. New to Azure? No worries! We offer a special bridge course to bring beginners up to speed, ensuring a strong start for everyone. You will also get complementary membership to our KEWA study groups with this course.

Concerned about the cost? If you're currently unemployed and unable to afford the fee, we provide an internship-based program called 4MCEA, allowing you to attend all classes free of charge.

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Interested in joining a WhatsApp study group where you can learn daily alongside me?

I'm part of a unique WhatsApp study group that offers a distinctive membership model. You can secure free membership renewals by conducting just one knowledge-sharing session per month. These sessions can cover a wide range of topics, including cloud/IT subjects you're familiar with, your work experiences, or even your interview experiences.

But the learning doesn't stop with just me. In this group, you'll have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of many like-minded IT engineers, as well as the Trainso team. We often hear that life's lessons are learned through our own mistakes and experiences, but in such a vast field, why limit ourselves? Our unique format includes 24/7 always-on Zoom meetings, allowing you to gain insights and knowledge from a broad spectrum of journeys and experiences.

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