AWS Security Essentials

Training Architect
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Trent Hayes
Trent has been an educator for twenty years and holds two degrees in education. He has taught many levels including high school, college, and adult education. He started his IT career ten years ago as a network engineer and spent several years working in a traditional data center before moving over to learning and teaching cloud infrastructure and technologies.

1. Introduction

About the Author
00:02:09
Course Tools
00:03:42
AWS Free Tier: Usage Tracking and Billing Widget
00:03:56

2. Secure Global Infrastructure and Compliance

Regions, Availability Zones, and Endpoints
00:08:45
VPC Endpoints
00:08:29
IAM and Compliance
00:02:51
Exercise: AWS Global Infrastructure
00:30:00
Quiz: Secure Global Infrastructure and Compliance

3. Shared Responsibility and Trusted Advisor

Shared Responsibility Model
00:05:40
Trusted Advisor
00:05:00
Quiz: Shared Responsibility Model and Trusted Advisor

4. Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Root User
00:08:13
Users and Groups
00:10:34
Roles
00:13:23
Policies
00:10:01
Visual Editor for Policy Creation
00:02:01
Access Advisor
00:03:53
Exercise: Writing IAM Policies
00:30:00
Quiz: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

5. Encryption Essentials

Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
00:08:19
HSM and KMS
00:10:15
New Lab System Walkthrough
00:02:10
Hands-On-Lab: AWS Security Essentials - KMS Integration with S3
01:00:00
Quiz: Encryption Essentials

6. OS-Level Access

Overview and SSH
00:09:55
Bastion Host
00:02:07
Linux Example
00:16:04
Windows Remote Desktop Example
00:07:16
Windows Bash Example
00:07:23
Windows PuTTY Example
00:04:41
Hands-On-Lab: AWS Security Essentials - Securing Connections with a Bastion Host
01:00:00
Quiz: OS-Level Access

7. Data Security

Securing Data at Rest: S3 and Glacier
00:10:07
Securing Data at Rest: EBS and RDS
00:05:42
Securing Data at Rest: DynamoDB and EMR
00:04:37
Decommissioning Data and Media
00:02:40
Securing Data in Transit
00:04:55
Hands-On-Lab: AWS Security Essentials - VPC Endpoints and Securing S3
01:00:00
Quiz: Data Security

8. OS Security

Custom AMIs and Bootstrapping
00:12:26
AWS Systems Manager- Patching/Automation
00:14:35
Mitigating Malware and Abuse
00:03:49
Hands-On-Lab: Preparing an Instance for a Custom AMI
01:00:00
Quiz: OS Security

9. Infrastructure Security

VPC Security
00:08:40
Network Segmentation
00:13:31
Strengthening and Threat Protection Layer
00:07:50
Testing and Measurement
00:02:38
AWS Web Application Firewall and Shield
00:08:03
Hands-On-Lab: AWS Security Essentials - Network Segmentation Lab
01:30:00
Quiz: Infrastructure Security

10. Monitoring, Alerting , and Auditing

Monitoring Basics
00:03:40
AWS Config
00:05:56
AWS Systems Manager- Inventory and Insights
00:04:16
AWS Inspector
00:05:52
AWS GuardDuty
00:04:04
Hands-On-Lab: AWS Security Essentials - Using Config to Audit Resources
01:00:00
Quiz: Monitoring, Alerting , and Auditing

Conclusion

Thank You and Next Steps
00:00:42
Quiz: Practice Exam

Details

This course will prepare the prospective student to be more security minded with their architecture in AWS.  In addition, you will find that the subjects and materials covered within this course will also equip the student with the knowledge and hands-on experience with various AWS services dealing with encryption, monitoring, and auditing. 

Study Guides

Important Course Links

This file has the link to the course supplement, the AWS Acceptable Use Policy and to a couple of guides to further assist with SSH connections to instances.

DoD- National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual

Ther DoD standards referred to in the decommissioning data part of the course.

NIST- Guidelines for Media Sanitization

The NIST Standards referred to in the decommissioning data part of the course

AWS Security Best Practices Whitepaper

The whitepaper from AWS that discusses best practices for security.

Instructor Deck

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