Crafting Security Detections for AWS
“When you play the game of securing AWS, you win or you die.” - Cersei Lannister, maybe
Given the return to the screen of shows like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, we’ve been thinking in high fantasy archetypes lately. As security practitioners, tasked with outfitting our organizations with a strong defense against attacks, we see a corollary in the work of the blacksmith.
Crafting detections for AWS and crafting armor come with similar challenges:
- Which materials best suit the job, and how can they be refined for applied use?
- Which tools should I use to build my defenses?
- How do I sustainably scale and improve production to meet the needs of a growing organization?
In this ebook, we’ll lay out how to build a detection & response function for an AWS environment in the way a magical smith of yore might fashion Mithril shirts for a key battle against the forces of evil.