In AWS, we have the ability to produce highly available, fault tolerant applications at scale using different methods of automation. Security engineering should be no different. There has been recent emphasis, along with newer services released, that allow us to automate configurations and incident response in the same highly available, fault tolerant manner as applications are designed. News stories about cloud security have taught all of us one important concept– humans make mistakes. Security automation can help to significantly decrease risk and vulnerability.

Join us on Wednesday, June 27th at 10:30AM CST for our live webinar on AWS Security, where the Linux Academy AWS team (myself, Tom Haslett, and Mark Richman) will be discussing some of the newer trends of security in AWS. We’ll walk you through hands-on configurations of some of these automation concepts that involve services such as AWS Config, CloudWatch Events, CloudTrail, and Lambda

Topics that will be covered:

  • Trends in AWS security
  • Security Automation
  • Incident Response
  • Logging and Monitoring


I hope you’ll join us as we secure the cloud! (If you can’t make it, don’t worry, we’ll email you the video once it’s available)

AWS Security Best Practices

If you’re looking for more information on IAM best practices, data protection, detective control, and infrastructure security, take a look at our on-demand webinar with AWS Certified Professionals, Anthony James and Christophe Limpalair to get started!

In the meantime, be sure to check out my AWS Security Essentials course, a basic approach to securing applications and data in AWS. Become more security minded with your architecture and get hands-on experience through a live AWS environment with the various AWS Services that deal with encryption, monitoring, and auditing. There have been many reports of basic security mistakes being made in many organizations, don’t let your company be the next headline! 

We’ll also be launching over 150 new Courses, Challenges, & Learning Activities in July, including new security content

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