Securing AWS Infrastructure
by Mark Wilkins
This course will teach you how to secure your hosted AWS infrastructure. You will learn about securing your EC2 instances and how to create additional threat protection layers using managed AWS services to manage and secure your applications.
What you'll learn
Securing AWS infrastructure is an ongoing task, with many moving parts.
In this course, Securing AWS Infrastructure, you’ll find the best methods of securing your hosted applications at AWS.
First, you'll learn the best subnet and IP address types to host your applications, and how to plan out VPC security using route tables, security groups, and Network ACLs.
Next, you’ll discover the roles that redundancy and availability play in application security, looking at load balancing and autoscaling and how they help your applications to remain available.
Finally, you’ll explore the intrusion detection and prevention available at AWS for all customers, specifically how to create threat protection layers with Web Application Firewall, AWS Shield, Shield Advanced, and the AWS Firewall manager. You’ll also see how to protect public-facing resources using CloudFront.
You'll also go through the use of GuardDuty and Amazon Inspector. This course’s content is a mix of lecture and hands-on demos.
When you’re finished with this course, you will understand how to properly secure your infrastructure components at AWS.
About the author
Mark is a former electronic design technologist turned Microsoft and IBM SoftLayer cloud geek spending many years designing deploying and supporting software and hardware technology in the corporate and small business world.
As course director for Global Knowledge (GK), Mark developed and taught many technical seminars including Configuring Active Directory Services, Configuring Group Policy, and Cloud and Virtualization Essentials. Mark also developed courseware for the Microsoft Official Cur... morericulum 2008 stream; Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Network Services, and Active Directory Services.
Mark is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and holds certifications in 2008 (MCTS), 2012 (MCSA), and Windows 8.1 and Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2.
Mark is also currently a technical evangelist for IBM SoftLayer and teaches both the SoftLayer Fundamentals, and SoftLayer Design classes worldwide. He is also a Technology Associate with the Cloud Credential Council and teaches Cloud Essentials and Virtualization Essentials throughout North America. Mark also develops IBM SoftLayer webinars on all things cloud for IBM SoftLayer
Marks’ published books include Windows 2003 Registry for Dummies, and Windows System Policies, Administering SMS 3.0, and Administering Active Directory for McGraw Hill.
Current fieldwork includes ongoing training and consulting services at many corporate customers throughout North America including: Ernst and Young, Shell, IBM, Mutual Life Insurance, the US Army, and Bell Canada.
When Mark is not involved with technology he is involved with music. He is an avid composer and performs with several eclectic folk bands.