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Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation On AWS Config

2021-05-01T07:06:47+00:00

AWS Config is a service that tracks changes made to resources associated with an AWS account. This service can give you a detailed view of the resource configuration’s timeline so you can go back in time and identify when and what resource the change was made into. It also enables you to determine the overall compliance against the rules and configurations specified in your guidelines. This simplifies compliance auditing, security analysis, change management, and operational troubleshooting. Some Use Cases For AWS Config: Determining if CloudTrail is enabled on all regions. Checking if security groups have SSH port open from non-authorized [...]

Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation On AWS Config2021-05-01T07:06:47+00:00

Specifying Triggers for AWS Config Rules

2021-05-04T07:37:33+00:00

AWS Config allows you to set “rules” to evaluate configuration settings on your AWS resources. The result of these rule evaluations are then displayed on the AWS Config web console. You can control the frequency of rule evaluations by AWS Config by specifying a trigger. A trigger refers to the method of evaluation for your config rules. There are two types of triggers to select from when creating a rule. 1. Configuration Changes When “configuration changes” is enabled, AWS Config will evaluate the config rule when specific resources are created, changed, or deleted. In simple terms, as the name implies, [...]

Specifying Triggers for AWS Config Rules2021-05-04T07:37:33+00:00

Setting up AWS Systems Manager for Hybrid Environments

2021-05-04T08:41:48+00:00

AWS Systems Manager allows your organization to monitor and control their infrastructure on AWS and on-premises environments. Systems Manager provides a unified interface to which you can monitor thousands of servers and services of AWS. Essentially, Systems Manager simplifies resource and application management, shortens the time to detect and resolve operational problems, and makes it easy to operate and manage your infrastructure securely at scale. The following are the capabilities of AWS Systems Manager for your Hybrid Environment: Centrally define the configuration options and policies for your managed instances. Automate or schedule a variety of maintenance and deployment tasks. Use [...]

Setting up AWS Systems Manager for Hybrid Environments2021-05-04T08:41:48+00:00

Symmetric vs. Asymmetric CMKs

2023-02-03T10:11:25+00:00

Even before the Internet, the security, privacy, and integrity of information have always been the top concern of institutions like banks, hospitals, and universities. Nobody wants their personal information (name, address, credit card number, etc.) to be exposed in public for anyone to use. Imagine signing up on your favorite social media website, and after a few days, somewhere on the globe has been using your profile and pretending to be you without you knowing! Or maybe you’ve been using your credit card for shopping online and suddenly, your bank is sending you email reports for fraudulent activities on your [...]

Symmetric vs. Asymmetric CMKs2023-02-03T10:11:25+00:00

My AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate SOA-C02 BETA Exam Experience in 2021

2021-04-22T00:33:41+00:00

I took the BETA version of the new AWS Certified SysOps Administrator SOA-C02 exam last week via the Pearson Vue online proctoring. There are a lot of recently-introduced features and services that showed up in this new version which you should be aware of. There is also a new Exam Labs section in the test, which is unique among the other existing AWS certifications. If you’re planning to take this exam soon, read on. UPDATE: April 8, 2021. The new SysOps exam version SOA-C02 will be available by July 27, 2021 as per this announcement. The new exam version can [...]

My AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate SOA-C02 BETA Exam Experience in 20212021-04-22T00:33:41+00:00

AWS Managed Policies For Job Functions

2021-04-19T10:55:09+00:00

AWS managed policies for job functions are policies that contain sets  of permissions required for a specific job function or role (especially in the IT industry). It is designed to simplify the creation of policies by combining the permissions for many services into a single policy. You can attach these policies for job functions to any group, user, or role.  To further understand this, let’s consider the scenario below: Mikee is the new database administrator of a social media startup that leverages on Amazon Web Services. She was assigned to configure the minimum set of permissions in IAM so she [...]

AWS Managed Policies For Job Functions2021-04-19T10:55:09+00:00

Amazon Aurora vs Amazon RDS

2021-08-25T05:52:21+00:00

Aurora RDS Type of database Relational database Features • MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible. • 5x faster than standard MySQL databases and 3x faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. • Use Parallel Query to run transactional and analytical workloads in the same Aurora database, while maintaining high performance. • You can distribute and load balance your unique workloads across different sets of Aurora DB instances using custom endpoints. • Aurora Serverless allows for on-demand, autoscaling of your Aurora DB instance capacity. • Has several database instance types for different kinds of workloads and support five database engines - MySQL, PostgreSQL, [...]

Amazon Aurora vs Amazon RDS2021-08-25T05:52:21+00:00

My AWS Certified Security Specialty Exam Experience – Tips and Important Notes

2021-04-08T08:51:55+00:00

My AWS Certified Security Specialty Exam Experience - Tips and Important Notes The AWS Certified Security - Specialty is included in the top 10 Most Popular Cybersecurity Certifications based on Global Knowledge’s 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report. Beating some of the famous security certifications on the list (e.g. CEH, CompTia: Security+) only shows how influential AWS has been to the IT industry in the previous years. Not only Security Professionals can benefit from this certification. Whether you’re a Cloud Engineer, Developer, or System Administrator, having a good understanding of the AWS security best practices and how they can be [...]

My AWS Certified Security Specialty Exam Experience – Tips and Important Notes2021-04-08T08:51:55+00:00

Amazon Aurora Machine Learning

2023-01-30T13:31:55+00:00

Amazon Aurora Machine Learning is a proprietary technology of Amazon that enables a native SQL user to integrate Machine Learning-based predictions to an application without knowing or understanding any machine learning algorithms. Machine learning heavily relies on datasets for it to work. You can say that data is the oil that keeps the engine of machine learning running. There is a massive amount of data generated every day. To give you an idea, according to this article, “By 2020, it’s estimated that for every person on earth, 1.7 MB of data will be created every second.”  Almost 2 MB of [...]

Amazon Aurora Machine Learning2023-01-30T13:31:55+00:00

Amazon Comprehend

2023-02-03T01:57:47+00:00

Bookmarks Common Use Cases Concepts Pricing Validate Your Knowledge What is Amazon Comprehend? A managed Natural Language Processing (NLP) service that you can use to extract meaningful information from unstructured texts so you can analyze them in a human-like context. It is an off-the-shelf solution that does not require deep machine learning expertise to get started. Works with social media feeds, web pages, comments, product reviews, articles, or emails. Can analyze texts in real-time by using built-in and custom models. Also offers medical insights and protected health information (PHI) detection via Amazon Comprehend [...]

Amazon Comprehend2023-02-03T01:57:47+00:00

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