What makes this course different
💎 Production quality: We’ve been developing cloud and security training material for over 7 years and have taught hundreds of thousands of IT professionals all the way from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Our production quality is top-notch and not only reflects expert experience but focuses on building practical skills with interactive diagrams, realistic lab scenarios, and other interactive elements.
🛠️ Interactive Diagrams: Concepts can be really boring to learn, especially when it’s just someone reading slides. That’s not what you get from this course. We’ve developed interactive diagrams that you can interact with as you’re learning. That way, as we’re discussing concepts or as we’re deploying resources in the AWS cloud, you can visualize exactly what’s going on side-by-side.
🗺️ Scenario-based: From the very beginning of the course, we set up a realistic and sample AWS multi-tier architecture, which we then evaluate from a security perspective to understand potential attack vectors. The rest of the course centers around this architecture and those security concerns so that we can learn how to properly defend our AWS resources, just as we would on the job as cloud security professionals.
🧪 Hands-On and Lab-based: Every practical step we take in the course can be completed in your very own AWS account, and we will be adding actual lab scenarios for you to complete. Most if not all of them can be done for free using the AWS free tier. We inform you beforehand if there are any resources that will cost money so you can decide whether you want to complete those labs/steps or not.
About the authors
This course was created, developed, and published in collaboration between Konstantinos Papapanagiotou and Christophe Limpalair.
Kostas is a Cyber Security Consultant with over 19 years of security and IT consulting and research experience. He’s also been a volunteer for the OWASP nonprofit organization for over 17 years and is an OWASP Chapter Leader in Greece.
Christophe is the founder and an author at Cybr, where he’s published many courses on topics of ethical hacking. You may also know him from Linux Academy / ACloudGuru, where he taught multiple AWS courses including associate and professional-level AWS certification courses, and helped tens of thousands of learners get certified. He also helped pioneer, develop, maintain, and secure Linux Academy’s cloud Hands-On Labs and Assessments technology which ran as a $1m budget on AWS.
Between Kostas and Christophe, the authors have years of experience working in AWS and building as well as securing production environments. They share that experience in this course to help you get started learning how to secure AWS resources and environments.
Added November 2023:
- IAM Identity Center
- AWS Control Tower
Added October 2023:
- Multi-account security with:
- [DEMO] AWS Organizations
- [DEMO] AWS SCPs
- [DEMO] VPC Flow Logs
- [DEMO] AWS Security Hub
- [DEMO] Amazon Detective
- [DEMO] Amazon Inspector
- [LAB] Amazon Inspector Sandbox
- [DEMO] Amazon Macie
- [LAB] GuardDuty Sandbox (added to Enable Threat Detection with GuardDuty lesson)
- AWS Config
- Amazon Systems Manager (SSM)
- [DEMO] AWS Config Automated Remediation with SSM
- [DEMO] Enable Threat Detection with GuardDuty
- [DEMO] Amazon EventBridge
Added September 2023:
- Amazon GuardDuty
- AWS CloudTrail Automation For Security with CloudWatch Logs and SNS
- Must-have AWS security monitoring and alerting
- 1-Click Deploy 🧪 Hands-On Labs:
- [LAB] [Challenge] Create a VPC with public and private subnets
- [LAB] [Challenge] Configure security groups and NACLs to specific requirements
- [LAB] [Challenge] Deploy AWS WAF ACL for Application Load Balancer