A Cloud Guru Releases AWS Security Master Class

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10-hour AWS Security Master Class Online Training For Proactively Detecting And Remediating Cloud Security Issues

AWS Event Driven Security

AWS Event Driven Security

Putting a firewall around your cloud infrastructure is no longer enough. With AWS it's now possible to design your system to actively detect breaches, report and even remediate them automatically.

A Cloud Guru, the world's leading provider of on-demand AWS certification training, is encouraging engineers to take AWS security seriously. The company has released a comprehensive 10 hour AWS Security Master Class that teaches students how to lock down and secure their AWS environments.

Without a doubt, the No. 1 concern for cloud adoption is security. Enterprises and startups alike are aware of the risks (and news headlines) associated with security breaches, and know the responsibility that they bear to keep their systems safe and secure. The traditional perception that public cloud is insecure is being heavily challenged and many major enterprises now realise that a shift to public cloud is actually an opportunity to make their systems more secure, not less.

Ryan Kroonenburg, founder of A Cloud Guru says that cloud is making the computing landscape more secure: "Solution architects with a strong understanding of the security constructs, technologies and tools offered by public clouds like AWS, can take advantage of these offerings to build highly sophisticated security defenses that were not within reach of private organisations just a few years ago."

The AWS Security Master Class is taught by Cloud Security Expert Mike Chambers. Mike encourages organisations to take both passive and pro-active approaches to securing their systems. "Putting a firewall around your cloud infrastructure is no longer enough. With the advanced event driven technologies built into AWS today, it's now possible to design your system to actively detect breaches, report and even remediate them automatically. In my Event Driven Security course we look at how to use technologies like AWS CloudWatch Events and AWS Lambda to do exactly that."

In their AWS Security Master Class, A Cloud Guru teach 2 courses, focusing on each approach: AWS Security and AWS Event Driven Security.

The AWS Security course dives into AWS services, Identity and Access Management, AWS Trusted Advisor, and AWS CloudTrail. These services are the foundation of security in AWS, protecting access to vital resources, advising on security best practice, and logging potential intrusion attempts. These services integrate across the AWS platform and touch almost everything in AWS. The course has been designed to help navigate these services, so that Solutions Architects can get going the right way and avoiding some common pitfalls.

The AWS Event Driven Security course moves the conversation from "Can I be secure in the cloud?" to "How can I make AWS security actively work for me?". Focusing on security events such as compromised servers and account permission violations, it looks at to use AWS native services to detect and remediate issues as they arise. It includes deep dives into key AWS services including: CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs, CloudWatch Events, CloudTrail, AWS Web Application Firewall, VPC Flow Logs, AWS Config, Rules and AWS Lambda.

There have been rumours swirling in the cloud community for well over a year now of an upcoming AWS Security Certification from Amazon. The current AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification touches on many security topics, but there is anticipation of a specialised, security-focused AWS Security Certification. While nobody knows exactly when (or even if!) the AWS Security Certification will materialise, deep-diving into the security constructs of AWS now means that engineers will be well-versed and better prepared to attempt the certification when released.

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