What we're about


Our goal for the AWS - Cloud Security, Best Practices and Services is to interact with a group of IT professionals that would like to learn from each other, share stories, and information. You may be interested in this group if you would like to: * identify, learn, observe, monitor, and explore AWS Services that would help us maintain a secured enterprise * build AWS distributed, fault-tolerant applications * designing system architectures * Studying for an AWS Certifications*

Every year AWS introduces a large number of products and services; a clear understanding of these products and proper configurations would ensure that we maintain a powerful and comprehensive view of the organization's cybersecurity environment. AWS gives us the ability to perform cloud security activities in a more agile manner; the question is how much do you know about these services? What are the best practices? What is the most cost-effective combination of security services? Do you have the proper group of individuals to ask these questions?

Furthermore, if your intent is to pursue some of the AWS Certifications; our meetings would discuss the best practices and principles to reinforce the materials that you already know. In our annual planning, we would also integrate Certification MeetUps with the intent to cover study questions, development, deployment of applications, highly available applications, performance, and cost effective.

Some of the few topics that we will discuss in our group are:

Cloud security Penetration Testing Security Bulletins
Resources Compliance Security Platform
Infrastructure Security DDoS mitigation Data Encryption
Monitoring and Logging Penetration Testing FedRAMP
FISMA .Inventory and Configuration
Identity and Access Control

Omar A. Hoyos, CISSP, PMP, CISA, CISM, ITIL Expert, CEH
Management & Program Analyst

Upcoming events (1)

☁ Amazon Web Services (AWS) GuardDuty - Have I been HACKED? 😟

Without a doubt, cloud computing is presenting a different and easier approach on how to handle, react, and recognize cyber threats. Join us next month on February 25th, 2019; to explore and identify the opportunities and methodologies that Amazon Web Services (AWS) ☁GuardDuty brings to our organizations. Besides the few clicks to implement GuardDuty, we would explore the advanced capabilities that offer; the presentation will have two points of view or perspectives; from the business owner and from the attacker. “When a potential threat is detected, Amazon GuardDuty delivers a detailed security finding to the GuardDuty console and AWS CloudWatch Events. This makes alerts actionable and easy to integrate into existing event management or workflow systems. The findings include the category, resource affected, meta-data associated with the resource. Meta-data might include tags, a severity level, an explanation of the finding, and suggested remediation path.” We are kicking off 2019 with our FIRST Meetup event, “AWS GuardDuty - Have I been Hacked? “, on Monday, February 25, 2019. Starting at 5:30 pm at 816 S Walter Reed Dr, Arlington, VA 22204. FEATURED SPEAKER: Omar Hoyos, CISSP, PMP, CISA, CISM, ITIL Expert, CEH AGENDA: 5:30-6:00 pm - Networking 6:00-6:15 pm - Introduction to the AWS Security MeetUp 6:15-7:00 pm - AWS GuardDuty Overview 7:00-7:10 pm - Break 7:10-7:40 pm - AWS GuardDuty Lab 7:40-8:10 pm - Wrap-up & Networking There is no fee to attend this event, and it is open to the public. If you have any suggestion, recommendation, ideas, etc please see me before or after the MeetUp. Please help spread the word by inviting your colleagues and connections on Facebook and LinkedIn. Due to the size of our location, the number of the attendees is limited; so please RSVP to reserve/secure your spot at this amazing presentation. #AWSSecurity

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