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
AWS Web Application Firewall
AWS Firewall Manager
AWS Security Hub Overview
Other AWS Security Services
The course is part of this learning path
This course looks at the key Security services within AWS relevant to the Solution Architect associate exam. Core to security is Identity & Access Management, commonly referred to as IAM. This service manages identities and their permissions that are able to access your AWS resources and 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
You need to be responsible for the security of applications, processes, and tools that run on EC2 instances. Amazon Inspector lets you analyze your deployed EC2 instances and helps you identify potential security issues. Some of the basic features include a knowledge base with hundreds of rules that are mapped to common security compliance standards and vulnerability definitions. These rules are regularly updated by AWS security experts. You can install an agent in the operating system of an Amazon EC2 instance to monitor behavior like network, file system, and process activity.
You can also automate vulnerability assessments to make security testing of EC2 instances a regular part of your cloud operations. As a result, Amazon Inspector gives you a prioritized list of findings. A sample list of findings is shown. Amazon inspector is all about protecting the security of your EC2 instances.
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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