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
AWS Security Hub allows you to start consolidating security findings and alerts across accounts and provider products and display results into a single dashboard. It gives you a way to centrally view and manage security alerts and automate security checks to quickly understand the situation and respond to security issues as they take place. AWS Security Hub integrates with multiple AWS services like Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector and Amazon Macie.
There are more services that integrate with Security Hub including third party products. The following services are able to send findings to Security Hub, and they are: AWS Firewall Manager, Amazon GuardDuty, Identity and Access Management Access Analyzer, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Macie, AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager, AWS Systems Manager Explorer and OpsCenter, and Amazon Detective.
The Amazon Detective integration allows you to switch back and forth from Security Hub to Detective and investigate a security finding. Security Hub is also able to integrate with security solutions by members of the AWS Partner Network. You will want to visit the integrations section in the Security Hub service documentation. As of this recording, there are over 60 integrations available for the Security Hub service from vendors like Symantec, Sumo Logic, Splunk, Atlassian, Slack, ServiceNow, RackSpace, Palo Alto Networks, PagerDuty, CloudStrike and many more. Security Hub runs continuous, account-level configuration and security checks based on AWS best practices and industry standards. It provides the result of these checks as a readiness score, and identifies specific accounts and resources that require attention. The result is reduced effort to collect, prioritize and remediate security findings.
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