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How to record a video of Amazon AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed service that lets you stream applications and desktops to your users. In this post, I’ll show you how to record a video of AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions by using FFmpeg, a popular media framework. There are many use cases for session recording, such as auditing administrative access, troubleshooting […]

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Combining encryption and signing with AWS KMS asymmetric keys

In this post, I discuss how to use AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to combine asymmetric digital signature and asymmetric encryption of the same data. The addition of support for asymmetric keys in AWS KMS has exciting use cases for customers. The ability to create, manage, and use public and private key pairs with KMS […]

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Aligning IAM policies to user personas for AWS Security Hub

AWS Security Hub provides you with a comprehensive view of your security posture across your accounts in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and gives you the ability to take action on your high-priority security alerts. There are several different user personas that use Security Hub, and they typically require different AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) […]

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How to implement password-less authentication with Amazon Cognito and WebAuthn

In this blog post, I show you how to offer a password-less authentication experience to your customers. To do this, you’ll allow physical security keys or platform authenticators (like finger-print scanners) to be used as the authentication factor to your web or mobile applications that use Amazon Cognito user pools for authentication. An Amazon Cognito […]

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How to configure Duo multi-factor authentication with Amazon Cognito

Adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) reduces the risk of user account take-over, phishing attacks, and password theft. Adding MFA while providing a frictionless sign-in experience requires you to offer a variety of MFA options that support a wide range of users and devices. Let’s see how you can achieve that with Amazon Cognito and Duo MFA. […]

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Automate AWS Firewall Manager onboarding using AWS Centralized WAF and VPC Security Group Management solution

Many customers—especially large enterprises—run workloads across multiple AWS accounts and in multiple AWS regions. AWS Firewall Manager service, launched in April 2018, enables customers to centrally configure and manage AWS WAF rules, audit Amazon VPC security group rules across accounts and applications in AWS Organizations, and protect resources against distributed DDoS attacks. In this blog […]

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Use AWS Firewall Manager to deploy protection at scale in AWS Organizations

Security teams that are responsible for securing workloads in hundreds of Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts in different organizational units aim for a consistent approach across AWS Organizations. Key goals include enforcing preventative measures to mitigate known security issues, having a central approach for notifying the SecOps team about potential distributed denial of service (DDoS) […]

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How to add authentication to a single-page web application with Amazon Cognito OAuth2 implementation

In this post, I’ll be showing you how to configure Amazon Cognito as an OpenID provider (OP) with a single-page web application. This use case describes using Amazon Cognito to integrate with an existing authorization system following the OpenID Connect (OIDC) specification. OIDC is an identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol to […]

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Architecting for database encryption on AWS

In this post, I review the options you have to protect your customer data when migrating or building new databases in Amazon Web Services (AWS). I focus on how you can support sensitive workloads in ways that help you maintain compliance and regulatory obligations, and meet security objectives. Understanding transparent data encryption I commonly see […]

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AWS Firewall Manager helps automate security group management: 3 scenarios

In this post, we walk you through scenarios that use AWS Firewall Manager to centrally manage security groups across your AWS Organizations implementation. Firewall Manager is a security management tool that helps you centralize, configure, and maintain AWS WAF rules, AWS Shield Advanced protections, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) security groups across AWS […]

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