AWS Security Operations: Securing Core AWS Infrastructure Services

This course is focused on securing core AWS infrastructure hosted at Amazon Web Services to stay safe and compliant while operating in the AWS Cloud using recommended security best practices.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 8, 2017
Duration
3h 54m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 8, 2017
Duration
3h 54m
Description

It is essential to ensure your cloud solution follows the best practices in governance, security operations, and acceptable risk. In this course, AWS Security Operations: Securing Core AWS Infrastructure Services, you'll learn how to define and deploy resources based on the defined level of acceptable risk and compliance requirements defined by your company and your needs. First, you'll start by looking at the management of access control and take a look at identity and access management controlling access to resources using IAM controls. Next, users, groups, and role-based policies are covered along with the different security tools that can be used for carrying out these tasks. Then, you'll take a look at securing your core infrastructure including EC2 instances, EBS volumes, and VPC creation and security options. Finally, you'll finish off the course by looking at the concept of edge locations specifically looking at elastic load-balancing both classic and application based route 53 DNS services, and the web application firewall and AWS shield services. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge to keep the core AWS infrastructure services in your environment secure.

About the author
About the author

Mark is a former electronic design technologist turned Microsoft and IBM SoftLayer cloud geek. Mark has created many instructor led, e-learning, and self-paced courses over the last 15 years from Active Directory to Group Policy and enjoys training and sharing information to help people understand technology. He is also an avid musician and composer.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hey there! Mark Wilkins checking in.

Welcome to my class AWS security operations, designing for acceptable risk and compliance.

And just between you and me, getting to that sweet spot is hard, and that’s where this class comes in to help you to understand the toolbox the set of tools available at AWS to secure your workloads.

Now I work a lot with Amazon Web services with different customers that are hosting workloads in there cloud. I am certified in Amazon architecture and Amazon system operations, and I have a great deal of background in IBM soft layer and Microsoft Azure.

In this course we are going to take a look at securing core infrastructure based against governance risk and compliance regulations in the industry and align that to your company when you are moving to Amazon; what you have to look out for when considering your security design.

So we’ll start defining just what identity and access management is. We'll then take a look at EC two instance security and the virtual private cloud your software defined network with in Amazon. And we'll end of each module with Amazon best practices with giving you the skills and ability to design your own infrastructure.

I should mention this class is also the baseline for a new Amazon security certification starting in 2017.

Sound good? Hope to see you in class.