Category Archives: AWS

2018 AWS Security Specialty Exam: Updated July 2018

Finally, it’s here! I’ve compiled a list of resources and videos to help you study! AWS Certified Security – Specialty Exam   Official Exam Guide First, here is the pdf of the  AWS Exam Guide for the  SCS-C01 Now, here is … Continue reading

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us-central-1 ? A new AWS Central Region in Colorado?

From time to time I see jobs pop up on my LinkedIn that are targeted to me by machine intelligence looking at my profile and probably some secret LinkedIn algorithm sauce. The one below one caught my eye for a … Continue reading

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AWS Guard Duty Automation: Using Lambda to shut down a compromised instance

After getting a working CloudWatch Rule that would actually generate SNS events for GuardDuty all medium and high alerts – the work was not done. SNS by itself is not enough, still requires a human to go in and do … Continue reading

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AWS GuardDuty CloudWatch Hell

I feel it is important to share with the community. I’ve fought with GuardDuty and CloudWatch to develop an alerting policy that works. In the midst of testing my policy, I found an error in AWS documentation which they have … Continue reading

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GlueCon2018: AWS Security for DevOps by Chris Henson

Gratitude is what comes to mind when reflecting back to my speaking opportunity at GlueCon2018. Back in January this year,  I came up with the topic of ‘AWS Secuirty for DevOps’ as a way to introduce the concept of an … Continue reading

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Gluecon2018 Keynote w/ Adrian Cockroft + AWESOME!

Cool things happen when a Security person gets to attend a Developer Conference! In all seriousness, Last January, I planned to attend GlueCon this year because I feel development is a critical part of Security and I want to understand … Continue reading

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Path to AWS Architect Professional – Storage Anti-Patterns

  This post a summary on my notes from reading the Storage Design Anti-Patterns addressed in this AWS Whitepaper.   “An anti-pattern is a common response to a recurring problem that is usually ineffective and risks being highly counterproductive” S3 Anti-Patterns:  Amazon S3 … Continue reading

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