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Category: AWS Control Tower

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. Lifecycle events are no longer the recommended way to enable Security Hub. Please utilize Security Hub’s native integration with AWS Organizations. You can also refer to this blog, which walks through how to enable GuardDuty […]

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Migrating custom Landing Zone with RAM to AWS Control Tower

Migrating custom Landing Zone with RAM to AWS Control Tower

The AWS Landing Zone is a solution that helps customers accelerate the setting up of a secure, multi-account AWS environment based on AWS best practices. In June 2019, AWS launched AWS Control Tower. AWS Control Tower is a managed AWS service that automates the creation of a multi-account AWS environment based upon the AWS Well-Architected […]

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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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Developing, versioning, testing, and deploying landing zone changes using CfCT across multiple landing zones

Developing, versioning, testing, and deploying landing zone changes using CfCT across multiple landing zones

Enterprise customers often ask how they can minimize risk when they’re developing and testing a landing zone configuration. They also want to know how they can promote code between multiple landing zones. ­AWS Control Tower provides the easiest way to set up and govern a secure, multi-account AWS environment, called a landing zone. Customers who […]

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Using AWS Control Tower and AWS Service Catalog to automate Control Tower lifecycle events

Many enterprise customers who use AWS Control Tower to create accounts want a way to extend the account creation process. They want this process to cover common business use cases including the creation of networks, security profiles, governance, and compliance. A manual process manually is cumbersome and makes it difficult for the organization to respond […]

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Setting up secure, well-governed machine learning environments on AWS.

Setting up secure, well-governed machine learning environments on AWS

When customers begin their machine learning (ML) journey, it’s common for individual teams in a line of business (LoB) to set up their own ML environments. This provides teams with flexibility in their tooling choices, so they can move fast to meet business objectives. However, a key difference between ML projects and other IT projects is […]

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Securely scale multi-account architecture with AWS Network Firewall and AWS Control Tower

Securely scale multi-account architecture with AWS Network Firewall and AWS Control Tower

Administrators and developers are always balancing the need for security with the need to move quickly. Recently, AWS published the Management and Governance Lens, an extension of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. The M&G Lens provides a set of prescriptive guidance to help customers build both securely and with speed. From this work, we learn about how to […]

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Managing the multi-account environment using AWS Organizations and AWS Control Tower

Managing the multi-account environment using AWS Organizations and AWS Control Tower

This is the third post in our series about multi-account management. In the first post, Governance, risk, and compliance when establishing your cloud presence, we focus on design considerations for managing in a cloud environment. Our second post, Best Practices for Organizational Units with AWS Organizations, provides guidance for a production-ready organizational unit (OU) structure when creating […]

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Using AWS Control Tower, AWS Service Catalog, and AWS Marketplace to deploy AWS Marketplace license subscriptions

Using AWS Control Tower, AWS Service Catalog, and AWS Marketplace to deploy AWS Marketplace license subscriptions

Enterprise customers with multiple AWS accounts want to subscribe once to an AWS Marketplace product and have all accounts in the organization deploy AWS Marketplace solutions without needing each account to subscribe first. AWS Control Tower helps customers create accounts and manage many account configurations and best practices. AWS Service Catalog helps customers deploy AWS […]

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Reinventing automated operations (Part II)

The first post in this series, Reinventing automated operations (Part I), covered the importance of operations in the cloud and how deferring the creation of an operations plan can slow down your migration. In this post, I’ll share the primary mechanism of iterative improvement (aka flywheel) that AWS Managed Services (AMS) uses to increase operational […]

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