From our survey in 2022, we found that many customers are moving to the cloud, specifically to AWS. With growing concerns over cyber security, accessing AWS cyber security courses with an AWS learning partner like Lumify Work in New Zealand (formerly Auldhaus) can help teams leverage their platforms to strengthen their cloud security posture.
In FY22, we asked Lumify Work customers about their cloud journeys. 54% said they are migrating various workflows to the cloud, and 32% already migrated core business workflow to the cloud. Moreover, on the cloud platform of choice, 18% cited AWS.
Regarding cyber security, 25% rated it extremely important, and 36% rated it very important.
Through AWS Security training, teams managing their cloud environments can bridge the gap between innovation and a strengthened security posture. They can use AWS and its comprehensive services and features to improve their ability to meet core security and compliance requirements, such as data locality, protection, and confidentiality.
Which AWS service can a company use to find security and compliance?
If you're one of the organisations that just migrated to AWS cloud, where do you get started with security? We recommend you check out this literature on AWS security services.
It can serve as your go-to central resource for compliance-related information that matters to you. It provides on-demand access to AWS security and compliance reports and select online agreements.
Through the documentation, you can gain familiarity with about security services like the following:
Amazon Cognito - For adding user sign-up, sign-in, and access control to your web and mobile apps quickly and easily.
Amazon Detective – For analysing, investigating, and quickly identifying the root cause of potential security issues or suspicious activities.
Amazon GuardDuty - This threat detection service continuously monitors for malicious activity and suspicious behaviour to protect your AWS accounts, workloads, Kubernetes clusters, and data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
Amazon Inspector - This automated vulnerability management service continually scans AWS workloads for software vulnerabilities and unintended network exposure.
Amazon Macie - A fully managed data security and data privacy service utilising inventory evaluations, machine learning, and pattern matching to discover sensitive data and accessibility in your Amazon S3 environment.
You can familiarise yourself with these services more thoroughly with AWS security training.
What is the security framework in AWS?
For cloud specialist teams and other stakeholders within the company, you can gain a consensus on how security on AWS really works through the Security Pillar. It describes how to use cloud technologies to help protect data, systems, and assets in a way that can improve an AWS customer’s security posture.
The Security Pillar provides in-depth, best-practice guidance for architecting secure workloads on AWS. It is made of seven design principles to help strengthen workload security:
Implement a strong identity foundation
Apply security at all layers
Automate security best practices
Protect data in transit and at rest
Keep people away from data
Prepare for security events
You can gain a deeper understanding of the Security Pillar through AWS security training with Lumify Work.
Security, Identity, and Compliance on AWS
How does the security pillar work in the practical sense? There are available tools, features and services for strengthening your organisation's security posture.
With training, teams can be well-versed in them and often leverage AWS Security for their workloads and applications in the cloud for the following reasons:
Keeping data safe - The AWS infrastructure puts strong safeguards in place to help protect your privacy. All data is stored in highly secure AWS data centres.
Meeting compliance requirements - AWS manages dozens of compliance programs in its infrastructure. So, segments of your compliance have already been completed for you.
Saving money - You can reduce costs by using AWS data centres. Your team can maintain the highest standard of security without having to manage your own facilities.
Scaling fast - Security scales with your AWS Cloud usage. No matter the size of your business, the AWS infrastructure is designed to keep your data safe.
Which AWS certification is best for security?
Lumify Work (formerly DDLS Training) offers cybersecurity training that caters to all levels of your organisation – from front-line staff to advanced senior cybersecurity professionals.
We understand that cloud specialists need to prioritise projects. As a result, upskilling, while necessary, can often take a back seat, if implemented in a fixed delivery. Particularly for AWS cybersecurity training, you and your team have the flexibility to earn security how, when, and where you want.
Security professionals and anyone with relevant experience can work toward earning the AWS Certified Security - Specialty certification. Download our eBook to learn more.
At the moment, Lumify Work offers the following options for AWS Security Training:
Does your team like e-sports tournaments? This one-day course complements, enhances, and validates your AWS cloud skills and training. Take part in this gamified event, with teams competing to score points by completing a series of challenges according to established best practices based on concepts covered in the course.
Today, the average cost of a security breach can be upwards of $4 million. AWS Security Best Practices provides an overview of some industry best practices for using AWS security and control types.
Through AWS Security Essentials training, you will learn foundation-level AWS cloud security concepts such as AWS access control, data encryption methods, and how network access to your AWS infrastructure can be secured. You'll also gain a deeper understanding of the Security Pillar.
Governance at scale is a new concept for automating cloud governance that can help companies retire manual processes in account management, budget enforcement, security, and compliance. Learn how to facilitate developer speed and agility while incorporating preventive and detective controls.
The Security Engineering on AWS training course helps you understand how to securely interact and build with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Learn about managing identities and roles, managing and provisioning accounts, and monitoring API activity for anomalies. In addition, you can explore services like Amazon Macie through this AWS training course.
Get familiar with the security features of AWS key services, including compute, storage, networking and database services. Learn how to maximise AWS services and tools for automation, continuous monitoring and logging and responding to security incidents. Access our ebook on innovating securely and confidently with AWS Training and Certification here.
We aim to make accessing the best learning solutions easy for you and your teams. Lumify Work offers flexible delivery modalities with Lumify Anywhere. These modalities include Traditional classroom delivery (Instructor-Led Training or ILT), Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT, Hybrid VILT delivery, Online/Self-paced learning, Seminars, Webinars and Blended learning.
We offer a variety of materials to help you prepare for your exam, including an exam readiness course and sample questions that reflect the covered topics, an exam guide and practice exams that help minimise test-day surprises.
We are an Advanced Tier AWS Training Partner in Australia. Through our Authorised AWS Instructors, we can provide you with a learning path relevant to you and your organisation so you can get more out of the cloud. Contact us for a skills assessment based on your AWS training requirements.