hands-on lab

Continuously Detecting Vulnerabilities With Amazon Inspector

Up to 1h
Get guided in a real environmentPractice with a step-by-step scenario in a real, provisioned environment.
Learn and validateUse validations to check your solutions every step of the way.
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Lab description

Amazon Inspector is an offering from AWS that continuously scans your applications and infrastructure for common exploits and vulnerabilities. It supports multiple AWS accounts, allowing you to centralize your vulnerability management for AWS workloads.

Learning to use Amazon Inspector will help anybody looking to improve the security of workloads running in AWS.

In this hands-on lab, you will activate Amazon Inspector, tour its features, and observe some of its findings.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Activate Amazon Inspector
  • Review a finding
  • Remediate a finding

Intended audience

  • Candidates for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Specialty certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Amazon Inspector
  • AWS Lambda

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:


May 16th, 2024 - Resolved Inspector activation issue

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Environment after

About the author
Learning paths

Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Activating and Touring Amazon Inspector
Reviewing Findings in Amazon Inspector