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Tag: AWS CloudTrail

How to Easily Identify Your Federated Users by Using AWS CloudTrail

Starting today, you can use AWS CloudTrail to track the activity of your federated users (web identity federation and Security Assertion Markup Language [SAML]). For example, you can now use CloudTrail to identify a SAML federated user who terminated an Amazon EC2 instance in your AWS account, or to identify a mobile application user who […]

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Register for and Attend This March 30 Webinar—Best Practices for Managing Security Operations in AWS

Update: The video and slides from the webinar are now available. As part of the AWS Webinar Series, AWS will present Best Practices for Managing Security Operations in AWS on Wednesday, March 30. This webinar will start at 10:30 A.M. and end at 11:30 A.M. Pacific Time (UTC-7). AWS Security Solutions Architect Henrik Johansson will share […]

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Remove Unnecessary Permissions in Your IAM Policies by Using Service Last Accessed Data

As a security best practice, AWS recommends writing AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies that adhere to the principle of least privilege, which means granting only the permissions required to perform a specific task. However, verifying which permissions an application or user actually needs can be a challenge. To help you determine which permissions […]

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AWS Key Management Service Now Supports Deletion of Encryption Keys

Today, AWS launched a new feature that lets you delete your encryption keys managed in AWS Key Management Service (KMS). You can now manage the complete lifecycle of your keys from creation to usage to disablement to deletion. In this blog post, I will explain the changes introduced with this new feature, tell you what […]

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Now Available: Videos and Slide Decks from the re:Invent 2015 Security and Compliance Track

Whether you want to review a Security and Compliance track session you attended at re:Invent 2015, or you want to experience a session for the first time, videos and slide decks from the Security and Compliance track are now available. SEC201: AWS Security State of the Union: How Should We All Think About Security? Video Slide […]

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Learn About the Rest of the Security and Compliance Track Sessions Being Offered at re:Invent 2015

Previously, I mentioned that the re:Invent 2015 Security & Compliance track sessions had been announced, and I also discussed the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) sessions that will be offered as part of the Security & Compliance track. Today, I will highlight the remainder of the sessions that will be presented as part of the […]

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Register for and Attend This July 29 Webinar–Troubleshoot Operational & Security Incidents with CloudTrail

Update: The on-demand recording and slides from this webinar are now available. As part of the AWS Webinar Series, AWS will present Troubleshoot Operational & Security Incidents with CloudTrail on Wednesday, July 29. This webinar will start at 12:00 P.M. (noon) and end at 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time (UTC-7). AWS Senior Product Manager Sivakanth Mundru will help you understand the […]

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How to Receive Notifications When Your AWS Account’s Root Access Keys Are Used

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practices recommend using IAM users or roles to access your AWS resources, instead of using your root credentials. If you follow this best practice, though, how can you monitor for root activity and take action if such activity occurs? AWS CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch provide the solution. In […]

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How to Receive Alerts When Specific APIs Are Called by Using AWS CloudTrail, Amazon SNS, and AWS Lambda

Let’s face it—not all APIs were created equal. For example, you may be really interested in knowing when any of your Amazon EC2 instances are terminated (ec2:TerminateInstance), but less interested when an object is put in an Amazon S3 bucket (s3:PutObject). In this example, you can delete an object, but you can’t bring back that […]

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How to Receive Alerts When Your IAM Configuration Changes

Note: This post has been updated to support the recently launched managed policies. As an AWS administrator, you want to know when your security configuration changes. Though some changes are expected, you may want to review unexpected changes or changes made by a privileged user. Fortunately, a newly released combination of AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch […]

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