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Sidra Saleem
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IAM Security Tools

IAM security tools:

In this article, we will be discussing some important IAM,aws tools, which help the users to maintain the safety and integrity of their applications and servers.

Amazon GuarDuty:

The first IAM security tool is Amazon GuarDuty.Amazon Guarduty is a continuous security monitoring service that analyzes and processes data. It is used as it consolidates cloud trail event logs. We see flow logs, S3 event logs, and DNS logs to monitor and investigate all-action ceaselessly.
Guard Duty even utilizes threat intelligence feeds, such as lists of malicious IP addresses and domains, as well as machine learning to detect unforeseen and potentially malicious actions within our AWS environment.
GuarDuty can also recognize when EC2 instances are serving malware or mining bitcoin. Likewise, guard duty can identify abnormalities in our entrance patterns.
Pricing of GuardDuty depends on the measure of information examined.
So the cost will increase directly as our AWS surroundings grow.

Amazon Macie:

The second security tool is Amazon Macie. Amazon Macie finds and secures our sensitive information stored in AWS S3 buckets.
Now, Macie is one of the most used tools because it initially recognizes sensitive information in our buckets.
For example, recognizable data or individual well-being data through revelation occupations. We can even plan the tasks to screen new information added to our buckets.
When Macie discovers sensitive information, it consistently assesses our buckets and alarms us when a bucket is decoded. It is freely available or important to AWS accounts outside of your association.
Macie also automatically generates an inventory of Amazon S3 buckets, including a list of unencrypted buckets, publicly accessible buckets, and buckets shared with AWS accounts other than those defined in AWS organizations.
Macie’s pricing scales vary with the measure of information and the number of S3 buckets it monitors.

AWS Config:

The following security tool, AWS configuration, is a security record and consistently evaluates our AWS resource configuration in AWS config records.
Previous resource configuration details and notifies an administrator using Amazon Simple Notification Service whenever configuration changes occur. AWS config considers new and existing resources in contrast to rules that approve specific setups. With config, users can review changes in configurations.
We can also check detailed resource configuration histories and determine the overall compliance against the configurations specified in our internal guidelines.
Apart from it, it can likewise execute remediation activities, for example, encrypting the volume or erasing it.
When it comes to configuration, config is configured for the region, so it is fundamental to empower AWS config in all areas to guarantee that all resources are recorded, including the areas where we do not anticipate making resources.

AWS Cloud Trail:

The following security tool of AWS is the AWS Cloud trail. Cloud Trail is a security tool that tracks all the movement in our AWS console. Cloud trail records all activities a user executes in the AWS Control Center and all API calls as events.
Users can view and look through the events to distinguish unexpected or unusual requests in our AWS climate.
We can get extra support from AWS cloud trail insights to help identify unusual activity. It consequently breaks down our events and raises an event when it distinguishes unique action. We should keep in mind that it has been enabled by default in all AWS accounts since 2017.
Likewise, if we use AWS organizations to deal with numerous accounts, we can empower clouds, trail insights, and the association on every current version.

Amazon Security Hub:

Security Hub is where we can get information about different security tools. AWS Security Hub consolidates data from all the above administrations and gives us a comprehensive view. Security hub is essential as it gathers information from all security services from numerous AWS accounts and regions, making it simpler to get a whole perspective on our AWS Security Act.
Likewise, Security Hub upholds gathering information from outsider security items.
Security Hub is fundamental to furnishing our security group with all the required data. A key feature of Security Hub is its support for industry-perceived security guidelines,
including the CIS AWS Foundation's benchmark and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard PCI DSS. We should use a security hub with AWS organizations for the most straightforward approach to get an extensive security outline of all our AWS accounts.

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AWS Application Security Tools:

Now we will talk about the best AWS application security tools.

Amazon Inspector:

The first AWS application security tool we will discuss in this lecture is Amazon Inspector. Amazon Inspector is a security assessment service for applications deployed on EC2. These assessments of the Inspector incorporate an organization to access common vulnerabilities and exposures. CIS, Center for Internet Security, CIS benchmarks, and routine prescribed procedures, for example, disabling root login for stage and approving framework index authorizations on our EC2 cases. We can also use inspector against instances in the production or developing stage.
The result of the scan can help users develop a batch and configuration strategy for existing instances.
Inspector creates a report with a point-by-point rundown of safety discoveries focused on severity.

AWS Security Shield:

The following security tool is the AWS shield. AWS Shield is a completely managed, distributed denial of Services, Security Administration, DDoS.
Sheild is empowered as a matter, of course, as a free standard to help with security against basic DDoS attacks against our AWS climate.
Sheild goes above and beyond by incorporating an AWS web application firewall to prevent a wide variety of malware traffic from reaching our sites and applications.
The shield can cover different accounts under an organization to guarantee that the entirety of your association's web confronting endpoints is shielded from attackers.

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