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Securing Your S3 Bucket from A to Z

In this hands-on lab, we implement S3 bucket policies and IAM policies to learn about the various ways to secure our S3 buckets and the data within them. We also examine which services we can leverage to audit and remediate security issues. Here is the [GitHub link]( to copy the S3 bucket policy mentioned in this lab.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 15m
Clock icon Aug 06, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Update the IAM Policy

    Update the IAM policy to include our partyparrots-<STRING> bucket name and the public IP address provided for the lab.

  2. Challenge

    Attach the IAM and S3 Bucket Policies

    Attach the IAM policy to our Architects and Developers groups and create user folders for bob and john. Then, add an S3 bucket policy from the provided GitHub repository.

  3. Challenge

    Test and Verify the IAM and S3 Bucket Policies

    Verify the IAM and S3 policy permissions are configured correctly, update the IAM policy to include the DeleteObject permission, and test server-side encryption.

  4. Challenge

    Enable Block Public Access in the S3 Bucket

    Update the Block Public Access settings for the S3 bucket.

  5. Challenge

    Configure CloudTrail and CloudWatch for SNS Event Notifications

    Create a CloudTrail trail to log read and write events, configure SNS notifications and subscribe to receive email alerts, and set a CloudWatch rule to trigger email alerts on deletion events.

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