Managing Incident Response in AWS
1 H 29 M
- Episode Description
WEBVTT >> Welcome and thanks for joining us for this overview for managing incident response in AWS. Looking forward to this course, it's a little bit of a shorter one, but I think it's going to be really interesting. I'm your host, Sophie Goodwin. I'm going to be asking questions along the way, questions you might have at home, just from a learner's perspective because this is all still somewhat new to me. You might have seen me hosting other security-focused courses here on the site, like Intro to AWS Cloud Pentesting. I also recently got my first cybersecurity certification, so I'm excited about that and I promise you're in good hands. But next to me is Jill West. She's going to be our subject matter expert for this course. Jill, tell us a little about yourself. Congrats on your certification. That's exciting. Great start. >> My name is Jill West. My background is actually in education and I have taught everything from kindergarten through higher education in various learning environments and with various teaching approaches. I'm currently an instructor at a technical college in Georgia. About years ago, I started migrating into IT. I started with creating content textbooks with Cengage for the CompTIA A Plus certification. I then switched from that into CompTIA Network Plus, which I still write today. Then I also added in the CompTIA Cloud Plus book. This book is actually in its second edition now. We're already talking about the third edition. It's something that has to be changed quite a bit in order to keep up with cloud technology. I also have a lot of different IT certifications. I've got almost all of the CompTIA certifications. I have a few Microsoft certs. Then I have the three AWS certifications, including this one for the security specialty certification. Already working on my next one. That's my background where I've come from. The grind never stops. Always learning. >> Lifelong learner, but we love to see that. I think that's a good perspective to have. For people that are looking to take this course, managing incident response, whether they're looking to take that exam, the AWS search security specialty, or they just want more information on this topic, what would you say is like the target audience? What experience level should they have going into this? >> So AWS says that anyone who's trying to take this exam would need to have about five years of experience in IT security, not just in IT, designing and implementing security solutions. They also recommend at least, at the very least, two years of hands-on experience in AWS securing workloads. So this would not be two years from when you created your very first AWS account. This is two years of doing the work of securing cloud workloads in the AWS environment. >> So looking ahead at the material in this course, we do talk obviously about incident response and incident response planning, but we also bring compliance into the discussion quite a bit, right? >> Yeah, a big part of incident preparations is knowing what requirements, what are the standards of being prepared and what are the standards for your responses to keep everything safe during an incident, before and after the incident. What do you need to have in place so that you're compliant with these standards throughout the industry, throughout different governments, throughout different geopolitical areas? So we'll talk about compliance in the context of incident response, and then AWS has a lot of best practices specifically for preparing for incidents in AWS, as we all know in IT. It's not if an incident happens, it's when. So how do we get ready for these things to happen? How can we automate our responses? How can we make sure that everything will respond quickly? How can we measure the effectiveness of our response statistically with the metrics that we can watch to make sure that our preparations are adequate? And >> whether you're looking to take that exam or whether you just want some more information on incident response in AWS, and like you said, we'll bring compliance into that discussion as well, this is going to be a great module for you to review. So thanks so much for walking us through that, and thank you for joining us for the overview for managing incident response in AWS. We'll see you in the course.