Summary: In this article, I provide a update on development of the "Architecting for the AWS Platform" video series for O'Reilly Media.

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During the past few weeks, I've been busy developing and recording content for O'Reilly Media as part of the up and coming series, "Architecting for the AWS Platform". I have almost completed the chapter on security, a topic that should be front of mind for every architect irrespective of the technology platform they are architecting for.

When complete, the chapter will include a 5~10 minute video for each of the following topics:

  • Network Access Controls (NACLs)
  • The shared responsibility model
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Cross account access
  • Encryption
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Governance, risk and compliance
  • Perimeter security
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Identity federation
  • Logging
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Security groups
  • Amazon S3 bucket policies

In each video, I attempt to distill the essential architectural design considerations that I hope will act as a guide to help architects efficiently develop secure architectures on the AWS platform.