Amazon Security Hub: Consolidates Security Results
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This course covers the core learning objective to meet the requirements of the 'Designing secure solutions in AWS - Level 3' skill

Learning Objectives:

  • Create an AWS cross-account authentication and access strategy for complex organization
  • Create an effective auditing strategy for AWS authentication and access control
  • Evaluate AWS prevention controls for large-scale web applications
  • Apply AWS detection controls and security services for large-scale applications

We started with AWS Security Hub and we're about to close with a discussion of AWS Security Hub. Security Hub helps you automate security checks, manage security issues and identify the highest priority security findings in your AWS implementation. It automatically checks that you're taking the right steps towards the security implementation and aggregates findings from a dozen AWS services, including Inspector, GuardDuty, and Macie among others as discussed previously. It also automates checks for CIS AWS Foundational Security Best Practices version 1.0 and provides a security and compliance score based on it.

For this demonstration, we open a brand new account with AWS and implemented the steps discussed earlier including enabling AWS Security Hub and the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices version one to obtain a score. Logging into the console and navigating to the AWS Security Hub dashboard, we get to see these findings. As you get to see, we obtained a good score. It's not 100. and that is because the account was misconfigured at the beginning on purpose in order to test some of the services discussed in this presentation.

Following those tests for AWS Config, GuardDuty, and Macie, we took all the needed corrections. This is our final score after implementing all of the best practices mentioned earlier for AWS Identity and Access Management. As well as sealing public access to all Amazon S3 buckets. I hope you now have a basic understanding of AWS Security Hub, Security Best Practices, and some of the other security services AWS makes available to you. Again, AWS security is to be taken seriously. Fortunately, we have tools like AWS Security Hub available to get your security implementation compliant with best practices.

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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.

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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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