Understanding Amazon GuardDuty
During AWS re:Invent 2017, AWS launched their 11th security service in the on-going drive to help its customers protect and secure their applications, environments, and accounts. This service was Amazon GuardDuty, a regionally based, intelligent, threat-detection service. This service allows users to monitor their AWS account for unusual and unexpected behavior by analyzing AWS CloudTrail Event Logs, VPC Flow Logs, and DNS Logs. It then uses the data from logs, and assesses them against multiple security and threat detection feeds, looking for anomalies and known malicious sources, such as IP addresses and URLs. This course will introduce you to this Amazon GuardDuty and explain how it works and how to configure it, allowing you to be able to enable this service within your own AWS accounts to provide automatic and continuous security analysis for safeguarding your entire AWS environment.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the Amazon GuardDuty service
- Manage and configure GuardDuty for single and multiple accounts
- Implement the correct permissions to both enable and manage GuardDuty
- Manage and resolve findings generated
- Explain how GuardDuty can play an important role within your organization
This course has been designed for those who are in a role of a:
- Security consultant/specialist
- Security analyst
- Security auditor
- Cloud architect
- Cloud operational support analyst
This would also be valuable to anyone looking to learn more about AWS security and threat detection within AWS.
As a prerequisite to this course you should have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of AWS along with an awareness of different security measures and mechanisms that are offered by different AWS services, such as within IAM, specifically IAM policies.
If you have thoughts or suggestions for this course, please contact Cloud Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to more recently cloud architecture and implementation.
He is a Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP), with his latest achievements gained within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) field.
He currently holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification as well as accreditations as an AWS Business and Technology Professional and in TCO and Cloud Economics.
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.
Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.