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Privacy and Security in Clever Messaging

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Designing and engineering a messaging system that is used by 6.8 million students and  half a million teachers in K-12 schools is no easy feat. While the typical threats  against online systems from unauthorized and unauthenticated access to sensitive information remain, the school environment compounds privacy challenges as additional entities such as guardians, co-teachers, and […]

How Clever Secures Infrastructure Secrets Using AWS SSM Parameter Store

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Context At Clever, we rely on nearly two thousand infrastructure secrets like DB access keys, API tokens, and session secret keys to provide our services to students and teachers.  Properly securing these secrets so we don’t expose them in our various environments requires thorough engineering efforts. In fact, securing secrets is generally a hard problem […]