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  • TutorialsDojo-Support

    June 20, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Hello farris-kerai,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    More than keywords, I recommend getting familiar with the use cases for each service. Because the AWS Exam questions are situational and you want to pick the right service for the given situation.

    AWS Security Hub is a service that gives you aggregated visibility into your security and compliance status across multiple AWS accounts. In addition to consuming findings from Amazon services and integrated partners, Security Hub gives you the option to create custom actions, which allow a customer to manually invoke a specific response or remediation action on a specific finding. You can send custom actions to Amazon CloudWatch Events as a specific event pattern, allowing you to create a CloudWatch Events rule that listens for these actions and sends them to a target service, such as a Lambda function or Amazon SQS queue. Think of this if you need integration with partners that provide seucirty analysis and compliance for your systems.

    Amazon Detective makes it easy to analyze, investigate, and quickly identify the root cause of potential security issues or suspicious activities. Amazon Detective automatically collects log data from your AWS resources and uses machine learning, statistical analysis, and graph theory to build a linked set of data that enables you to easily conduct faster and more efficient security investigations. For example, an Amazon GuardDuty finding, like an unusual Console Login API call, can be quickly investigated in Amazon Detective with details about the API call trends over time, and user login attempts on a geolocation map. These details enable you to quickly identify if you think it is legitimate or an indication of a compromised AWS resource. Amazon Detective automatically processes terabytes of event data records about IP traffic, AWS management operations, and malicious or unauthorized activity.

    Amazon Inspector is an automated security assessment service that helps you test the network accessibility of your Amazon EC2 instances and the security state of your applications running on the instances. Amazon Inspector allows you to automate security vulnerability assessments throughout your development and deployment pipeline or against static production systems. This allows you to make security testing a more regular occurrence as part of development and IT operations. Amazon Inspector is an API-driven service that uses an optional agent, making it easy to deploy, manage, and automate. Amazon Inspector assessments are offered to you as pre-defined rules packages mapped to common security best practices and vulnerability definitions.

    Hope this helps.


    Kenneth Samonte @ Tutorials Dojo