learning pathAWS Security, Identity & Compliance
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Security is one of the most important factors when implementing cloud services as you must ensure that the data you are storing on the Cloud remains restricted, controlled, monitored, maintained, and secured to the correct level.

AWS has developed a number of AWS security services and management tools to help you protect your data and environment from unwanted exposures, vulnerabilities, and threats, but largely it's down to us as customers to ensure these AWS security services are implemented effectively.

This learning path contains all of our content relating to the services listed within the AWS Security, Identity & Compliance category of the AWS Management Console. It contains our courses, labs, and assessments allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge in a specific area.

Topics and services covered in this learning path include:

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Cross-Account access using IAM
  • Securing AWS Organizations using Service Control Policies
  • AWS Database Security
  • AWS Secrets Manager
  • Amazon GuardDuty
  • Amazon Macie
  • Resource Access Manager
  • Amazon Key Management Service (Encryption)
  • AWS CloudHSM
  • Security controls when working with Amazon S3
  • S3 encryption mechanisms
  • AWS Web Application Firewall
  • AWS Shield
  • AWS Firewall Manager
  • Amazon Inspector
  • Identity Federation
  • Serverless Security

If you have a specific request for content in this area, please send an e-mail to

Intended Audience

This learning path is intended for IT professionals or anyone looking to understand more about the various security services available to them in AWS and how they can be implemented.


To get the most out of this course, you should already have a solid understanding of the AWS platform and IT security.

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Stuart Scott
AWS Content Director
Learning Paths

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.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

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.