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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

Security Engineering on AWS

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Why study this course

Learn how to use AWS security services to stay secure in the AWS Cloud. Enhance the security of your data and systems in the cloud with AWS-recommended security practices.

In this course, you’ll explore the security features of AWS key services, including compute, storage, networking, and database services. You’ll also learn how to use AWS services and tools for automation, continuous monitoring and logging, and responding to security incidents.

This intermediate-level course is delivered through a mix of instructor-led training (ILT), hands-on labs, and group exercises.

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What you’ll learn

This course is designed to teach participants how to:

  • Identify security benefits and responsibilities of using the AWS Cloud

  • Build secure application infrastructures

  • Protect applications and data from common security threats

  • Perform and automate security checks

  • Configure authentication and permissions for applications and resources

  • Monitor AWS resources and respond to incidents

  • Capture and process logs


DDLS is an official AWS Training Partner for Australia, New Zealand and Philippines. Through our Authorised AWS Instructors, we can provide you with a learning path that’s relevant to you and your organisation, so you can get more out of the cloud. We offer virtual and face-to-face classroom-based training to help you build your cloud skills and enable you to achieve industry-recognised AWS Certification.

Stay ahead of the technology curve

Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for:

  • Security Engineers

  • Security Architects

  • Information Security professionals

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on


Course subjects

Module 1: Security On AWS

  • Security in the AWS Cloud

  • AWS Shared Responsibility Model

  • Incident response overview

  • DevOps with security engineering

Module 2: Identifying Entry Points on AWS

  • Identify the different ways to access the AWS platform

  • Understanding IAM policies

  • IAM Permissions Boundary

  • IAM Access Analyzer

  • Multi-factor authentication

  • AWS CloudTrail

  • Lab 01: Cross-account access

Module 3: Security Considerations: WebApplication Environments

  • Threats in a three-tier architecture

  • Common threats: user access

  • Common threats: data access

  • AWS Trusted Advisor

Module 4: Application Security

  • Amazon Machine Images

  • Amazon Inspector

  • AWS Systems Manager

  • Lab 02: Using AWS Systems Managerand Amazon Inspector

Module 5: Data Security

  • Data protection strategies

  • Encryption on AWS

  • Protecting data at rest with AmazonS3, Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB

  • Protecting archived data with AmazonS3 Glacier

  • Amazon S3 Access Analyzer

  • Amazon S3 Access Points

Module 6: Securing Network Communications

  • Amazon VPC security considerations

  • Amazon VPC Traffic Mirroring

  • Responding to compromised instances

  • Elastic Load Balancing

  • AWS Certificate Manager

Module 7: Monitoring and Collecting Logs onAWS

  • Amazon CloudWatch and CloudWatch Logs

  • AWS Config

  • Amazon Macie

  • Amazon VPC Flow Logs

  • Amazon S3 Server Access Logs

  • ELB Access Logs

  • Lab 03: Monitor and Respond with AWS Config

Module 8: Processing Logs on AWS

  • Amazon Kinesis

  • Amazon Athena

  • Lab 04: Web Server Log Analysis

Module 9: Security Considerations: HybridEnvironments

  • AWS Site-to-Site and Client VPN connections

  • AWS Direct Connect

  • AWS Transit Gateway

Module 10: Out-Of-Region Protection

  • Amazon Route 53


  • Amazon CloudFront

  • AWS Shield

  • AWS Firewall Manager

  • DDoS mitigation on AWS

Module 11: Security Considerations: Serverless Environments

  • Amazon Cognito

  • Amazon API Gateway

  • AWS Lambda

Module 12: Threat Detection and Investigation

  • Amazon GuardDuty

  • AWS Security Hub

  • Amazon Detective

Module 13: Secrets Management on AWS


  • AWS CloudHSM

  • AWS Secrets Manager

  • Lab 05: Using AWS KMS

Module 14: Automation and Security by Design

  • AWS CloudFormation

  • AWS Service Catalog

  • Lab 06: Security automation on AWS with AWS Service Catalog

Module 15: Account Management and Provisioning on AWS

  • AWS Organizations

  • AWS Control Tower


  • AWS Directory Service

  • Lab 07: Federated Access with ADFS

Please note: This is an emerging technology course. Course outline is subject to change as needed.


It is recommended that attendees have the following prerequisites:

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