How IAM is used to securely manage access
Managing user identities with long term credentials in IAM
Managing access using IAM user groups & roles
Using IAM policies to define and manage permissions
Key Management Service (KMS)
AWS Web Application Firewall
AWS Firewall Manager
Using AWS Network Firewalls to Secure Your VPCs
AWS Security Hub Overview
Other AWS Security Services
AWS Secrets Manager
The course is part of this learning path
This section of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional learning path introduces the key identity management, security, and encryption services within AWS relevant to the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam. Core to security is AWS Identity & Access Management commonly referred to as IAM. This service manages identities and their permissions that can access your AWS resources, so understanding how this service works and what you can do with it will help you to maintain a secure AWS environment. IAM is an important service in ensuring your resources are secure.
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- Learn about identity and access management on AWS, including users, groups & roles, IAM policies, MFA, identity federation, and cross-account access
- Learn the fundamentals of AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), including what it is, when to use it, how it works, and why use it
- Understand how to configure and monitor AWS WAF
- Learn about AWS Firewall Manager and its components
- Learn how to configure AWS Shield
- Learn the fundamentals of AWS Cognito
With AWS Security Hub enabled, Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector and Amazon Macie findings are automatically sent to Security Hub as the single point of access and remediation for security issues. On the first item, we notice that Security Hub uses AWS Config rules to perform most of its security checks for controls. On the second item, we notice AWS Security Hub automatically runs continuous, account-level configuration and security checks based on AWS best practices and industry standards.
On the third item we note, AWS Security Hub supports integration with Amazon EventBridge to automatically send notifications and remediation details of security findings. You can use custom actions to send results to a ticketing system or to an automated remediation service.
Now in this next diagram, things are a little more advanced. It's important to note that AWS Security Hub findings can display results from AWS services that include GuardDuty, Inspector, Macie, AWS Firewall, AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager and AWS Identity and Access Management Access Analyzer among many others. There's a total of over a dozen services that AWS Security Hub is able to integrate into a single point of viewing for security findings. I have no doubt, the list will continue to grow as time goes by.
For now, it's important, especially for beginners, to have a sense of the benefit delivered by the individual services that AWS Security Hub aggregates. Let's briefly discuss the first three services that integrated with security hub. They are Amazon Inspector, Amazon GuardDuty and Amazon Macie. We're going to keep things simple, so please don't worry. We'll discuss the main benefits and take a look at some sample findings from screens for each of them. We'll return to our discussion of AWS Security Hub shortly after.
Danny has over 20 years of IT experience as a software developer, cloud engineer, and technical trainer. After attending a conference on cloud computing in 2009, he knew he wanted to build his career around what was still a very new, emerging technology at the time — and share this transformational knowledge with others. He has spoken to IT professional audiences at local, regional, and national user groups and conferences. He has delivered in-person classroom and virtual training, interactive webinars, and authored video training courses covering many different technologies, including Amazon Web Services. He currently has six active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.