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AWS WAF - Security Pillar SEC 2 - How do you manage authentication for people and machines?

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This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to help you answer the following question from the Security pillar of the AWS Well Architected Framework, ‘How do you manage authentication for people and machines?' 

To learn more about this section of the AWS Well architected framework see here, this guide will highlight every implementation step recommended by AWS.

SEC 2: How do you manage authentication for people and machines?

This section of the well architected framework is broken down into 6 different best practice subsections, each defining multiple recommendations. These best practices are as follows:

  • SEC02-BP01 Use strong sign-in mechanisms
  • SEC02-BP02 Use temporary credentials
  • SEC02-BP03 Store and use secrets securely
  • SEC02-BP04 Rely on a centralized provider
  • SEC02-BP05 Audit and rotate credentials periodically
  • SEC02-BP06 Leverage user groups and attributes

Based on these AWS well architected framework best practices, this course has been curated and devised to provide you with a path of recommended content including courses and labs to help you adhere and align to these security actions. This course should be used as a knowledge guide for the services and features discussed, and in conjunction with the official AWS well architected framework which details the recommendations put forward by AWS within each best practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, you will have the understanding and knowledge of being able to:

  • Identify potential security weaknesses and vulnerabilities relating to SEC 2
  • Plan proposals relating to SEC 2 to enable you to adhere to best practices
  • Implement environment changes based on your proposals


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