AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

AWS CloudFormation StackSet Orchestration: Automated deployment using AWS Step Functions

We often use AWS CloudFormation StackSets to automatically deploy infrastructure into many different accounts. Whether they are managed by AWS Control Tower or AWS Organizations, StackSets provide a simple and automated way to handle the creation of resources and infrastructure right after provisioning a new account. You can automatically deploy StackSets to accounts that belong […]

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Enabling Amazon GuardDuty in AWS Control Tower using Delegated Administrator

My customers have asked how to monitor their AWS environments for potential malicious activity. Many have standardized on AWS Control Tower to implement a governed AWS environment based on known AWS best practices, and are interested in enabling Amazon GuardDuty to accomplish this task. This post shows you how to monitor your AWS Control Tower […]

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How BBVA USA delivered security and governance at scale using management tools

As BBVA USA began its digital transformation journey, the security operations team had to improve its processes around provisioning and baselining of AWS accounts. The demand for new AWS accounts continued to increase from multiple application teams within the bank. In an effort to standardize new accounts within the enterprise, BBVA USA built an automated […]

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Simplifying permissions management at scale using tags in AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations has extended its existing tagging support for AWS accounts to include all Organizations resources, such as organizational units (OUs) and your root and organization-level policies. You can tag these resources as you create them, giving you a convenient way to make sure that your Organizations resources are categorized from the start, without needing […]

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Automating Service Limit Increases and Enterprise Support with AWS Control Tower

In this post, we show how you can use Account Factory in AWS Control Tower to provision new accounts that are ready for your teams to use. We demonstrate how you can use AWS Control Tower lifecycle events to automatically request regional service quota limit increases and enrollment in AWS Enterprise Support using the respective […]

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Keep up on the latest from AWS Organizations- Summer 2020

This is our second installment of the latest news from AWS Organizations, which allows you to centrally manage and govern your AWS environment across accounts. We have had some exciting launches over the past few months, including new service integrations and Region expansions. Here’s the latest since April 2020: Create a backup policy that applies […]

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AWS Config for resource housekeeping and cost optimization

This guest blog post is contributed by Bradley Segobiano, a Lead Software engineer at Genesys. Bradley works with the DevOps team and helps developer teams build and run a stable and highly available application platform. The elasticity Cloud Computing provides is a powerful enabler of innovation. But as new infrastructure is deployed, it is important […]

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Visualizing AWS CloudTrail Events using Kibana

In this blog post you learn how to visualize AWS CloudTrail events, near real time, using Kibana. This solution is useful if you use an ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to aggregate logs from all your systems and applications, analyze these logs, and create visualizations for application and infrastructure monitoring. This solution is also useful […]

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Creating a secure DevOps pipeline for AWS Service Catalog

Many AWS customers I speak with want to manage their AWS services using infrastructure as code (IaC) and DevOps practices for managing, versioning, and deploying products and portfolios. A best practice is deploying infrastructure templates from a continuous delivery (CD) pipeline with validation. In so doing, you can provide the AWS services your users need […]

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Write preventive compliance rules for AWS CloudFormation templates the cfn-guard way

Continuous delivery pipelines, combined with infrastructure as code tools like AWS CloudFormation, allow our customers to manage applications in a safe and predictable way. CloudFormation helps customers model and provision their AWS and third-party application resources, with features such as rollback to provide automation and safety. Together with tools such as AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, […]

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