I noticed AWS has a number of whitepapers related to security. What are the the top couple to review/study for the specialty exam?
AWS Cloud Security and Cloud Compliance Resources (aws.amazon.com/whitepapers)
• Security and Compliance documentation
• Compliance resources
These are the official documents. But try to read all on https://aws.amazon.com/security/security-resources/
The whitepaper on KMS implementation is also a good read, https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/KMS-Cryptographic-Details.pdf
I mentioned in another post that the current course is missing or glossing over some of the topics I expect to be core knowledge. In addition to whitepapers, I’d do some reading on the AWS Security Blog and watching re:Invent videos from this past year. Topics to look out for:
Intermediate/Advanced IAM policies
Envelope Encryption & KMS + AWS Encryption SDK
Making use of Encryption Context for KMS!!!
Multi-Account Architecture & AWS Organizations
Automating Security Management / Operations