Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #3

With this post, we'll conclude this series covering the most common AWS Security Event Root Causes. To recap, the six most common AWS security incident root causes are: Unintended disclosure of security credentials and secretsCustomer does not ensure the complete accuracy of their AWS account informationInsecure AWS resource configurationInactive response to GuardDuty and other detective controls and … Continue reading Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #3

Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #2

Hello everyone! In many ways, it feels like "forever" since I last wrote anything. So much has happened since the last post but between surgeries, back problems, customer projects, and some PTO, I felt an urge to sit down and see if I could put a few sentences together and jump back into this multipart … Continue reading Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #2

Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS IAM Access Analyzer

Overview If you’re building an AWS Organization, or getting ready to deploy a new organization using AWS Control Tower, be advised that there are very helpful AWS services that can be integrated into your organization. In this “Be sure to integrate…” series, we’ll look at 3 baseline services that should be enabled and integrated into … Continue reading Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS IAM Access Analyzer

Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS Security Hub

Overview If you're building an AWS Organization, or getting ready to deploy a new organization using AWS Control Tower, be advised that there are very helpful AWS services that can be integrated into your organization. In this "Be sure to integrate..." series, we'll look at 3 baseline services that should be enabled and integrated into … Continue reading Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS Security Hub

Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Accessing Okta Applications – Part 3 of 3

Overview In this 3 part series, we’re looking at integrating Amazon AppStream and Okta using an Okta Developer account. In the first post, we created an Okta Developer account, Okta applications for our AppStream stacks, and saved our Okta Identity Provider metadata. In the second post, we setup up Identity Providers and an IAM role in … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Accessing Okta Applications – Part 3 of 3

Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: AWS IDPs and IAM Roles – Part 2 of 3

Overview In this 3 part series, we're looking at integrating Amazon AppStream and Okta using an Okta Developer account. In the first post, we created an Okta Developer account, Okta applications for our AppStream stacks, and saved our Okta Identity Provider metadata. In this post (#2 of the series), we'll be setting up Identity Providers … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: AWS IDPs and IAM Roles – Part 2 of 3

Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Creating Okta Applications – Part 1 of 3

Overview In this post, we'll look at how we can integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta? Why do this? I'm doing it because I'm looking for one place to go to gain access to ALL of the AppStream stacks I have access to. As you build out an AppStream infrastructure, a single user could have access … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Creating Okta Applications – Part 1 of 3

Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!

To this point in our AppStream deployment, we've created an image and built a streaming instance fleet. In this post, we'll cover the steps necessary to create the AppStream stack, assign users, and test access. Remember from the first post that a stack is the means by which streamed desktops and applications are made available … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!