IAM security in AWS

Explore IAM security in the context of AWS.


  • Glacier Vault policies Video — 00:02:31
    • In this video, we will review Glacier Vault policies.

  • Identity federation Video — 00:03:11
    • In this video, we will review identity federation.

  • S3 with CloudFront Video — 00:06:50
    • In this video, we will review S3 buckets with CloudFront.

  • S3 bucket policies & ACLs Video — 00:05:02
    • In this video, we will discuss the difference between S3 bucket policies and ACLs.

  • Root users Video — 00:07:26
    • In this video, we will review root users and how to best secure them.

  • AWS organizations Video — 00:06:35
    • In this video, we will review AWS organizations.

  • Cognito Video — 00:03:07
    • In this video, we will review AWS Cognito.

  • STS with AD overview Video — 00:04:27
    • In this video, we will review STS with AD.

  • Policy conflicts Video — 00:04:25
    • In this video, we will review policy conflicts and how to troubleshoot the problem.

  • IAM policies overview Video — 00:09:58
    • In this video, we will review the various IAM policies.

  • AWS Certified Security – course 3 Assessment
  • IAM security in AWS Video — 00:03:44
    • In this video, we will provide an overview of the material covered in this course.

  • Key items Video — 00:06:42
    • In this video, we will review key items to know for the exam.


Course description

In this course, we will review all aspects of IAM security for the exam. Having an in-depth understanding of IAM is essential.

Meet the author

Joe South has been working in cybersecurity for over six years and has worked at companies of all sizes across multiple industries. Joe is currently in a role where he is empowered to introduce new and innovative solutions to increase the security posture of his organization. He enjoys teaching others what he’s learned and is the creator of a blog where he helps others get into cybersecurity and build a successful career. He also provides in-depth reviews of his certifications and shares tips to successfully pass the exams.

Joe started his career on the help desk of his college where he fell in love with IT. Eager to learn more, he earned his Security+ certification and began a career in cybersecurity. He started in vulnerability management, where he worked to secure applications that served military and Department of Defense clients. He later expanded his skillset by diving into complex identity and access management (IAM) toolsets where he designed solutions for Fortune 500 companies across HIPAA, PCI and financial industries. He also architected solutions for companies to move into AWS, Azure and GCP while maintaining or increasing their security posture. Joe has his CCSP, AWS Security Specialty and AWS CCP certification, among others.

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