With the ever-increasing threat of attacks against the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of your data within your organization, the need to ensure strict security procedures and processes is paramount, and learning how to use Amazon Inspector is key.
AWS offers a wide range of security services to help you achieve the level of security that you need to enforce within your environment, and the Amazon Inspector service is just one of those that can help.
This service is used to help you find security vulnerabilities within your EC2 instances and any applications running on them, during any stage of development and deployment.
With its ability to automatically detect known and common security issues across a range of rules of compliance, Amazon Inspector can also provide details on how to remediate these potential weaknesses in your infrastructure. This makes the service a key asset within your security toolset.
This course looks at what the service is and does, and how it does it by going into detail about all components involved. Demonstrations will also be provided in its configuration.
- What is Amazon Inspector?: This lecture explains at a high level what Amazon Inspector is and why you may want to use it
- Components of Amazon Inspector: This lecture defines the main components of the service and how these fit together
- Demonstration: How to Configure Amazon Inspector: This demonstration shows how to get started and how to configure the service
- Demonstration: Working with findings: This lecture demonstrates how to view the different Amazon Inspector findings following an assessment
- Integration with CloudWatch & CloudTrail: This lecture explains how Amazon Inspector can be monitored with CloudWatch and CloudTrail
- Service Limitations and Costs: This lecture explains the limitations of the service in addition to how costings are calculated
- Summary: This lecture summarizes points learned from the previous lectures within the course
Hello, and welcome to this course, where I shall be explaining what Amazon Inspector is and does, and how can you use this to help play a key part within your organization's security policies and assessments.
Before we start, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Stuart Scott. I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy specializing in AWS, Amazon Web Services. Feel free to connect with me with any questions using the detail sheet on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy using the community form where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.
With Amazon Inspector being a security focus service, this course is beneficial to those who are responsible for managing and supporting AWS security, such as Security Architects, Security Assessment Managers, Operations Managers and Security Compliance Managers.
Understanding Amazon Inspector would also be of benefit for Application Developers and those working on Application Delivery. Finally, anyone looking to learn more about AWS Security in general, then this course would also be recommended.
This course will look at Amazon Inspector from the ground up, which cover the following lectures. What is Amazon Inspector? Here, I shall explain at a high level what Amazon Inspector is and why you may want to use it.
Components of Amazon Inspector. Within this lecture, I shall explain the main components of the service and how these fit together.
Then, I'll provide a demonstration on how to configure Amazon Inspector. In this demonstration, I will cover many of the components that I would of discussed in the previous lecture, showing how to get started and how to configure the service.
I'll then provide another demonstration on how to work with your findings. This lecture looks at how to view the different Amazon Inspector findings following an assessment.
Integration with CloudWatch and CloudTrail. This lecture explains how Amazon Inspector can be monitored with CloudWatch and CloudTrail.
Service Limitations and Costs. This lecture explains the limitations of the service in addition to how costings are calculated.
And then finally, a summary, and this lecture will summarize the key points learnt from the previous lectures within the course.
Once you have completed this course, you will have gained the knowledge to understand what Amazon Inspector is and does. You will know why you should implement Amazon Inspector within your environment, and you'll understand how to configure Amazon Inspector. You'll also know how to view and manage findings that Amazon Inspector detects, and understand the limitations, restrictions and costs of the service.
The only prerequisite of this course is that you are familiar with EC2 instances. Knowledge of the following services would be beneficial, but not essential. AWS Identity and Access Management, IAM, Simple Notification Service, SNS, Amazon CloudWatch and AWS CloudTrail.
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That brings us to the end of this lecture. Coming up next, we start off by looking at what Amazon Inspector is and does.
Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.
To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.
Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.
He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.
In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.
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