Proactive Security with AWS Security Hub

1.25 hours
  • 5 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This hands-on lab focuses on how to be proactive about deploying resources so as not to trigger AWS Security Hub findings. The lab uses a CloudFormation template to illustrate how resources can be deployed consistently and in a secure manner.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Enable AWS Security Hub
  • Enable AWS Security Hub
    • Enable AWS Config first
    • Then, enable AWS Security Hub
Create a VPC
  • Create a VPC
    • From the VPC console, click the Actions dropdown and select Create Default VPC (This will also create subnets and a default security group.)
Create a WordPress Application
  • Create a key pair
    • Go to the EC2 console and select Key Pairs
    • Create the key pair
  • Use the provided template to create a CloudFormation stack
    • Upload the template during the stack creation process
    • For the CloudFormation parameters, enter an IP address range for SSHLocation
Create an SNS Topic
  • Create an SNS topic for Security Hub findings
    • Subscribe via email to the created topic
    • Go to your email and confirm the subscription (You will receive a confirmation email.)
Create an EventBridge Rule
  • Create an EventBridge rule
    • Link to an EventBridge event
    • Link to the previously created SNS topic

Additional Resources

While working at a tech company, your manager has tasked you with exploring the benefits of adding Security Hub to the company's production AWS environment. She has given you access to the company's test account environment and wants you to intentionally create findings to explore and report back.

Please log in to the lab environment with the cloud_user credentials provided. Make sure you are using the N. Virginia (us-east-1) Region throughout the lab.

Download the template for this lab: GitHub repository

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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