New Training: Plan for Data Storage Security at AWS
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New Training: Plan for Data Storage Security at AWS

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bart Castle covers common data security practices at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Learn how to leverage encryption and other security controls to secure DynamoDB table data and RDS databases. Gain the skills you need to add authentication and reliability controls. Watch this new AWS training.

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This training includes:

  • 8 videos
  • 38 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • AWS Data Security
  • AWS Storage Services
  • DynamoDB: Data Security Overview
  • DynamoDB: Server-Side Encryption
  • DynamoDB: Server-Side Encryption Using the Command Line
  • RDS: Basic Security Settings
  • RDS: Advanced Security Settings
  • RDS: Final Settings and Launch

It’s Six O’Clock: Do You Know Where Your Amazon RDS Encryption Keys Are?

Managing a database is often a full-time job. When you manage the same database in the cloud, some parts are much easier and some become even more difficult. If you’re regularly provisioning, setting up, patching and backing up your cloud-based databases, you need a deep knowledge of every tool you’re using and several different computer languages.

Or, on the other hand, you could rely on Amazon. Because like with so many other internet services, Amazon offers a relational database service (called, appropriately enough Amazon Relational Database Service or RDS). Not only does RDS handle almost every extraneous task involved with having a relational database, but it’s also secure.

Amazon relational databases can be encrypted. And when they are, the keys you use to encrypt them are managed through yet another Amazon service: the AWS Key Management Service (KMS). When you encrypt an RDS instance, everything gets encrypted to negate the possibility that someone could snoop the data you’re storing: data at rest, automated backups, replicas and snapshots are all encrypted with your KMS key.

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