What is an AWS Security Engineer? And how to become one?

Amazon Web Services is famously taking cognizance of security. AWS Security constantly innovates and invents to enable their clients to build secure services at AWS scale. 

AWS Security Engineers are members of AWS’s The Proactive Security Team. An AWS Security Engineer looks across the areas of hardware, networking, and human operations, to identify risks and propose mitigations. The team proactively identifies vulnerabilities and creating solutions across the entire lifecycle of the datacenter.

While performing hands-on threat modeling, risk assessment, by assessing systems, networks and infrastructure environments for vulnerabilities, AWS Security Engineers are also responsible of understanding where logical controls thwart physical and remote attackers. Creating security findings, recommending appropriate mitigations and designing durable mechanisms to validate security state are huge parts of the job. 

How to become an AWS Certified Security Specialist?

If you are pursuing this job, experience in the field might not be enough. To confirm your knowledge and skillsets in the AWS platform, having an AWS Certification will help you enormously. Continuously rated among the top-paying IT certifications, AWS certifications are worth your time and effort. Earning AWS Certified Security Certificate validates expertise in securing data and workloads in the AWS Cloud.

To guarantee your success in the exam, enroll to our Security Engineering on AWS Training. You can join our public courses in virtual classrooms. Private class trainings will be organized at the location of your preference, according to your schedule.

Before this course, you should have experience in IT security practices and infrastructure concepts. You can also join these courses before the Security Engineering on AWS training: AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials, AWS Security Essentials or Architecting on AWS. Contact us for further guidance. 

Who should take the AWS Certified Security - Specialty Exam?

According to Amazon Web Services, professionals who work in a security capacity and have at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS environments can pursue AWS Certified Security – Specialty. 

* Having at least 2 years of hands-on experience in securing AWS workloads and 5 years of IT security experience in building and implementing security solutions,

* Having a working knowledge of AWS security services and features, as well as a grasp of security operations and threats,

* Having a working knowledge of AWS security protocols for workloads, 

* Understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms, data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them, and secure internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them

* Being able to negotiate tradeoffs between cost, security, and deployment complexity in order to satisfy a set of application requirements.

You can download the AWS Certified Security - Specialty Exam Guide here.


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