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Proactive Security with AWS Security Hub

This hands-on lab focuses on how to be proactive about deploying resources so as not to trigger AWS Security Hub findings. The lab uses a CloudFormation template to illustrate how resources can be deployed consistently and in a secure manner.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 15m
Clock icon Oct 10, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Enable AWS Security Hub

    • Enable AWS Security Hub
      • Enable AWS Config first
      • Then, enable AWS Security Hub
  2. Challenge

    Create a VPC

    • Create a VPC
      • From the VPC console, click the Actions dropdown and select Create Default VPC (This will also create subnets and a default security group.)
  3. Challenge

    Create a Wordpress Application

    • Create a key pair
      • Go to the EC2 console and select Key Pairs
      • Create the key pair
    • Use the provided template to create a CloudFormation stack
      • Upload the template during the stack creation process
      • For the CloudFormation parameters, enter an IP address range for SSHLocation
  4. Challenge

    Create an SNS Topic

    • Create an SNS topic for Security Hub findings
    • Subscribe via email to the created topic
    • Go to your email and confirm the subscription (You will receive a confirmation email.)
  5. Challenge

    Create an EventBridge Rule

    • Create an EventBridge rule
      • Link to an EventBridge event
      • Link to the previously created SNS topic

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