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Category: AWS Config

How Projects Can be Tracked on AWS to Increase Accountability and Reduce Cost

This post was co-authored by Amy McVey and Jarrod Lewis from AER As AWS usage within a business increases over time, it can become difficult to track the AWS resources that have been created (e.g. EC2 instances, S3 buckets) and who is responsible for them. This can lead to unnecessary costs from resources that are […]

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Illustration of the flow of actions between accounts for the Security Hub account association handshake.

Automating AWS Security Hub Alerts with AWS Control Tower lifecycle events

Important Update: As of 23 Nov 2020 the Security Hub service was updated to support direct integration with AWS Organizations. Please see the announcement here regarding a simplified Organization-wide integration for Security Hub and your Control Tower environment. AWS Control Tower is an AWS managed service that automates the creation of a well-architected multi-account AWS […]

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Monitor for public AWS Systems Manager custom documents with AWS Config rules

Monitor for public AWS Systems Manager custom documents with AWS Config rules

A new managed AWS Config rule is now available that checks if your AWS Systems Manager (SSM) documents have been shared publicly. This makes it easy to monitor your SSM document public sharing settings by leveraging a managed Config rule. This post demonstrates how to utilize detective controls and remediation actions for publicly shared SSM […]

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How to Deploy AWS Config Conformance Packs Using Terraform

How to Deploy AWS Config Conformance Packs Using Terraform

This post demonstrates how to enable AWS Config and deploy a sample AWS Config Conformance pack using HashiCorp’s Terraform. AWS Config provides configuration, compliance, and auditing features required for governing your resources and providing security posture assessment at scale. This service lets you create managed rules, which are predefined, customizable rules that AWS Config uses […]

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Build an AWS Config Custom Rule to Optimize Amazon EBS Volume Types

This blog provides step-by-step instructions for building an AWS Config custom rule and a custom Config Remediation so that you can optimize your EBS Volume types with Amazon EBS gp3 volumes. AWS Config is a service that lets you assess, audit, and evaluate your AWS resource configurations. AWS Config provides AWS Managed Rules, which are […]

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Govern your applications centrally using AppRegistry and Application Manager

The customers I work with often handle multiple applications in their cloud environments. In general, an application includes multiple AWS resources deployed via AWS CloudFormation stacks, APIs, or other infrastructure as code tools. My customers often ask me about efficient mechanisms for managing the resources and governing the security policies of their resources in an Application […]

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Implementing a cross-account and cross-Region AWS Config status dashboard

AWS Config helps central IT administrators monitor the compliance of multiple AWS accounts and multiple regions in large enterprises. AWS Config utilizes a configuration recorder to detect changes in your resource configurations and capture these as configuration items. A separate configuration recorder exists for every region in each AWS account. However, AWS Config recorders can […]

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Building a cloud CMDB on AWS for consistent resource configuration in hybrid environments

In this post, we will show you how you can design and implement a configuration management database (CMDB) strategy as part of your cloud operating model. We are going to review some common needs when building a CMDB and the relevant AWS services that will help you build a comprehensive solution. We will talk about […]

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Infosys implements AWS Control Tower to enforce multi-account governance

Infosys implements AWS Control Tower to enforce multi-account governance

Today, most enterprises adopt a multi-account strategy on AWS as their workloads scale and become more complex. Because the number of AWS accounts can grow quickly when you use a multi-account strategy, you need mechanisms to govern these accounts and standard guardrails to enforce controls across them. In this blog post, we are going to […]

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Using OPA to create AWS Config rules

Using OPA to create AWS Config rules

In this blog post, we will show how you can use AWS Config custom rules with Open Policy Agent (OPA) to evaluate the compliance of your AWS resources. AWS Config enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configuration of your AWS resources. The service continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations and allows […]

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