Securing Data and Secrets on AWS

by Danny Jessee

Preparing to take the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam? This course will teach you best practices for encryption, key management, and securing information on AWS with a particular emphasis on the Data Protection domain objectives of the exam.

What you'll learn

AWS provides several different services that work together to help you protect your sensitive information. In this course, Securing Data and Secrets on AWS, you’ll learn how to leverage these services to implement secure architectures for applications and data storage on AWS. First, you’ll explore best practices for encryption and key management. Next, you’ll discover how to properly secure secrets such as parameters in your application’s source code. Finally, you’ll learn how to protect sensitive data using techniques such as cross-region replication and proactively monitor your data for security issues using Amazon Macie. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of a security engineer needed to answer questions from the “Data Protection” domain of the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam.

About the author

Danny Jessee is a senior cloud engineer and software developer in the Washington, DC metro area. He specializes in updating legacy applications to take advantage of the cloud and building custom solutions leveraging technologies such as ServiceNow and SharePoint. He is a ServiceNow Certified System Administrator and has six AWS certifications including the AWS Certified Security - Specialty and AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional. He has spoken at national SharePoint conferences and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with IT professionals around the world. In his spare time, he enjoys running and meteorology.

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