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Management Related Notes

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Managing Amazon GuardDuty Security Findings Across Multiple Accounts

2021-05-04T08:41:17+00:00

In our previous article, we discussed how GuardDuty can help organizations monitor their workloads and  AWS accounts from malicious activities and how to monitor findings with Amazon CloudWatch Events. Imagine that your organization has multiple AWS accounts for different workloads, teams, and projects. With every account, you need to monitor GuardDuty findings individually. It will be quite difficult for your security team to monitor these findings with their constant switching between AWS accounts.  Amazon GuardDuty supports the consolidation of these findings to one AWS account. For example, your organization has 10 AWS accounts. All you have to do is to [...]

Managing Amazon GuardDuty Security Findings Across Multiple Accounts2021-05-04T08:41:17+00:00

Monitoring GuardDuty Findings with Amazon CloudWatch Events

2021-05-04T08:41:05+00:00

Large scale cyber attacks are now becoming normal in this age of interconnectivity. As we rely more and more on cloud technologies, companies are looking to tap into digital innovations to improve their businesses. Cyber attacks are costing companies millions of dollars of downtime not to mention the possibility of lawsuits whenever an attack occurs. It is imperative that security teams have the means to prevent, detect, and take actions to ensure that the security of their workloads in AWS are airtight. Amazon GuardDuty was released during the 2017 re:Invent conference. Amazon GuardDuty is an agentless threat detection service that [...]

Monitoring GuardDuty Findings with Amazon CloudWatch Events2021-05-04T08:41:05+00:00

AWS CloudFormation Deletion Policy

2021-05-04T07:35:42+00:00

Deleting a stack on CloudFormation also removes all the provisioned resources in it. In some cases, you want some resources to be retained even after deleting its stack. The good thing is that you can do this by defining its DeletionPolicy.  This is pretty straightforward - you just need to define DeletionPolicy with Retain value and for the resources that support snapshot, (like RDS databases) you can set Snapshot as its value. With DeletionPolicy: Snapshot, a snapshot is created before a resource is deleted. This allows you to have a backup of the resource that's been deleted from the stack. [...]

AWS CloudFormation Deletion Policy2021-05-04T07:35:42+00:00

AWS CloudFormation StackSets and Nested Stacks

2021-05-04T08:40:23+00:00

AWS CloudFormation lets you model and provision resources for your environment using programming language, leveraging the concept of Infrastructure as Code (IaC). You don’t need to manually create all of your resources one by one, CloudFormation will do this for you. All resources are defined on the AWS CloudFormation template. This means that this AWS environment can be reliably and easily reproduced since everything is declared on a template. For example, creating a new Test environment similar to your current setup, or when creating a Disaster Recovery environment in another region.  With AWS CloudFormation, you can either upload your own [...]

AWS CloudFormation StackSets and Nested Stacks2021-05-04T08:40:23+00:00

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