Securing Amazon EC2 Instances
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Securing Amazon EC2 Instances

Protecting your Amazon EC2 resources using security groups, VPCs, IAM roles, and basic server security best practices

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Course Instructor: David Clinton

Course Outcomes

  • Address the threat categories facing Amazon EC2 instances and the possible consequences of an attack
  • Hands-on cloud labs to test your knowledge in real-world
  • Apply the range of security tools AWS provides to help us protect our Amazon EC2 instances
  • Configure instance security groups, IAM roles, and VPC design to provide optimal protection
  • Integrate general server security best-practices and the AWS Shared Responsibility Model with your infrastructure design

Course Structure

29 lectures2h 30m total duration

  Understanding the Security Problem 
4min
  Exploring the Threat Landscape 
5min

About This Course

Concerned about whether you're securing your workloads on Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) effectively? Confused by the numerous aspects involved in ensuring robust security - from security groups, ACLs, and IAM roles and policies, to VPC configurations?

Fear not! Ensuring you've ticked every crucial security box is within your grasp.

The capability to create and launch a high-quality, enterprise-level cloud server within minutes and without initial costs is something that was merely a dream a decade ago. Yet, despite the wonders of cloud technology, the paramount duty of an administrator remains unchanged: to shield the infrastructure from potential threats. As Amazon EC2 facilitates deploying more applications, it inevitably opens us up to a wider spectrum of risks.

Whether you're managing Amazon EC2 instance workloads or simply exploring the idea, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the array of defensive tools at your disposal and how best to employ them.

This course aims to acquaint you with the prevailing threat environment and general server security protocols. It will shed light on the extensive security precautions AWS has adopted to safeguard us, and demonstrate how to maximize their security groups, IAM roles, and VPC design blueprints. Moreover, we'll delve into how AWS provides networking tools like VPNs and instance connectivity to help us resist cyber threats.

I've ensured that everything you may need to reproduce the practical demos on your personal device or workstation is included in this course (including AWS sandbox by codedamn!). By thoroughly going through all the videos, practice-labs, reading materials, self-assessment quizzes, and practical demonstrations, you'll walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how to fortify your application instances.

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This course is interactive

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David Clinton
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David Clinton is an AWS Solutions Architect and a Linux server administrator. He has written about and published training material (including books with Wiley/Sybex, Bootstrap IT, and Manning, and onl...View profile

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