As a security consultant, securing your infrastructure by implementing policies and following best practices is critical. This cookbook discusses practical solutions to the most common problems related to safeguarding infrastructure, covering services and features within AWS that can help you implement security models such as the CIA triad (confidentiality, integrity, and availability), and the AAA triad (authentication, authorization, and availability), along with non-repudiation.
The book begins with IAM and S3 policies and later gets you up to speed with data security, application security, monitoring, and compliance. This includes everything from using firewalls and load balancers to secure endpoints, to leveraging Cognito for managing users and authentication. Over the course of this book, you'll learn to use AWS security services such as Config for monitoring, as well as maintain compliance with GuardDuty, Macie, and Inspector. Finally, the book covers cloud security best practices and demonstrates how you can integrate additional security services such as Glacier Vault Lock and Security Hub to further strengthen your infrastructure.
By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in the techniques required for securing AWS deployments, along with having the knowledge to prepare for the AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification.
Heartin Kanikathottu is an author, architect, and tech evangelist with over 12 years of IT experience. He has worked for companies including VMware, IG Infotech, Software AG, SAP Ariba, American Express, and TCS. His degrees include a B-Tech in computer science, an MS in cloud computing, and an M-Tech in software systems. He has over 10 professional certifications in the areas of the cloud, security, coding, and design from providers such as AWS, Pivotal, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, and Sun. His blogs on computer science, the cloud, and programming have followers from countries across the globe. He mentors others and leads technical sessions at work, meetups, and conferences. He likes reading and maintains a big library of technical, fictional, and motivational books
- Managing AWS Accounts with IAM and Organizations
- Securing Data on S3 with Policies and Techniques
- User Pools and Identity Pools with Cognito
- Key Management with KMS and CloudHSM
- Network Security with VPC
- Working with EC2 Instances
- Web Security Using ELBs, CloudFront, and WAF
- Monitoring with CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and Config
- Compliance with GuardDuty, Macie, and Inspector
- Additional Services and Practices for AWS Security