This blog focuses on the important topic of threat detection and monitoring in AWS. In this article, we'll introduce what AWS threat detection and monitoring are and why it's important for any DevSecOps strategy. We'll also discuss AWS Guard Duty and AWS CloudWatch, and how they can help you detect and respond to potential threats. If you're looking to improve your DevSecOps skills, keep reading.
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AWS Threat Detection & Monitoring
If you're managing an AWS infrastructure, keeping track of its operational health and identifying any anomalous activity that may indicate potential security threats is crucial. In this course, you'll learn how to set up automated threat detection and monitoring to achieve this.
Table of Contents
In this blog, we will learn you the following:
- What is AWS Threat Detection and Monitoring?
- AWS Guard Duty
- AWS CloudWatch
- Everable Course on AWS Threat Detection and Monitoring
AWS Guard Duty: Intelligent threat detection for AWS accounts and workloads
AWS Guard Duty is a powerful threat detection service that helps you identify and respond to potential security threats in your AWS environment. By analyzing VPC flow logs and cloud trail events, Guard Duty can detect malicious activity and alert you in real time, enabling you to take immediate action.
Monitoring in AWS: Governing metrics for better performance
Monitoring is an important process for optimizing the performance of your IT environment. It entails collecting and analyzing metrics related to your hardware, software, and applications. By monitoring your AWS resources, you can gain valuable insights into their performance, spot potential issues, and take proactive measures to address them.
Here are some examples of metrics you can monitor for AWS resources:
- Compute resources (e.g., EC2 instances, Lambda functions): CPU utilization, memory utilization, disk I/O operations, network I/O operations
- Storage resources (e.g., S3 buckets, EBS volumes): storage capacity, data transfer, requests
- Database resources (e.g., RDS instances, DynamoDB tables): CPU utilization, memory utilization, disk I/O operations, network I/O operations, read/write latency
- Networking resources (e.g., VPCs, ELBs): network traffic, connection errors, latency
AWS CloudWatch: Monitoring AWS resources in real-time
AWS CloudWatch is a comprehensive monitoring service that provides real-time visibility into the health and performance of your AWS resources. With CloudWatch, you can collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, and set alarms to notify you of potential issues. This makes CloudWatch an essential tool for ensuring the reliability and availability of your AWS environment.
AWS CloudTrail: Monitoring user activity and service interactions
AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables you to monitor and log user activity and service interactions in your AWS environment. CloudTrail helps you identify security threats, troubleshoot issues, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements by providing a detailed record of all API calls made in your account.
Everable Course on AWS Threat Detection and Monitoring
The Everable course on AWS Threat Detection and Monitoring is designed to prepare students for hands-on lab exercises. The course covers the basics of threat detection and monitoring, AWS Guard Duty and AWS CloudWatch.
The preparation lab introduces students to Cloud Security Suite, a cloud security auditing tool, and covers topics such as event triggers and notifications. The hands-on lab allows students to practice their skills with AWS CloudWatch and AWS Guard Duty. Students will have 3 hours to complete the hands-on lab and receive a practitioner certificate.
Threat detection and monitoring are critical components of any DevSecOps strategy. With AWS Guard Duty, AWS CloudWatch, and the Everable course on AWS Threat Detection and Monitoring, you can be confident in your abilities to detect and respond to potential threats. Sign up for Everable today and start building your DevSecOps skills.