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How can the Security team suppress alerts about authorized security tests while still receiving alerts about the unauthorized activity?

An organization wants to be alerted when an unauthorized Amazon EC2 instance in its VPC performs a network port scan against other instances in the VPC. When the Security team

How would the organization manage its resources in the MOST secure manner? (Choose two.)

A financial institution has the following security requirements: Cloud-based users must be contained in a separate authentication domain. Cloud-based users cannot access on-premises systems. As part of standing up a

What should the Security Engineer use to isolate and research this event? (Choose three.)

A security alert has been raised for an Amazon EC2 instance in a customer account that is exhibiting strange behavior. The Security Engineer must first isolate the EC2 instance and

Which combination of steps should a Security Engineer take to federate the company’s on-premises Active Directory with AWS? (Choose two.)

A company plans to move most of its IT infrastructure to AWS. They want to leverage their existing on- premises Active Directory as an identity provider for AWS. Which combination

What would be the BEST way to reduce the potential impact of these attacks in the future?

A distributed web application is installed across several EC2 instances in public subnets residing in two Availability Zones. Apache logs show several intermittent brute-force attacks from hundreds of IP addresses

Which of the following minimizes the potential attack surface for applications?

Which of the following minimizes the potential attack surface for applications? A. Use security groups to provide stateful firewalls for Amazon EC2 instances at the hypervisor level. B. Use network

How can the Engineer assess the impact of the key exposure and ensure that the credentials were not misused? (Choose two.)

An employee accidentally exposed an AWS access key and secret access key during a public presentation. The company Security Engineer immediately disabled the key. How can the Engineer assess the

How can the Security Engineer block access to the Amazon-provided DNS in the VPC?

A company has deployed a custom DNS server in AWS. The Security Engineer wants to ensure that Amazon EC2 instances cannot use the Amazon-provided DNS. How can the Security Engineer

What steps are necessary to identify the cause of this phenomenon? (Choose two.)

Amazon CloudWatch Logs agent is successfully delivering logs to the CloudWatch Logs service. However, logs stop being delivered after the associated log stream has been active for a specific number

Which steps should be taken to troubleshoot the issue? (Choose three.)

A company has multiple production AWS accounts. Each account has AWS CloudTrail configured to log to a single Amazon S3 bucket in a central account. Two of the production accounts

Which approach will generate automated security alerts should too many unauthorized AWS API requests be identified?

Which approach will generate automated security alerts should too many unauthorized AWS API requests be identified? A. Create an Amazon CloudWatch metric filter that looks for API call error codes

Which of the following are other valid items to troubleshoot in this scenario? (Choose two.)

A Security Engineer has been asked to troubleshoot inbound connectivity to a web server. This single web server is not receiving inbound connections from the internet, whereas all other web

Assuming that AWS Certificate Manager is used, how many certificates will need to be generated?

A Solutions Architect is designing a web application that uses Amazon CloudFront, an Elastic Load Balancing Application Load Balancer, and an Auto Scaling group of Amazon EC2 instances. The load

Which of the following approaches grants the finance staff the permissions they require without granting any unnecessary permissions?

A company uses AWS Organization to manage 50 AWS accounts. The finance staff members log in as AWS IAM users in the FinanceDept AWS account. The staff members need to

Which application flow would meet the data protection requirements on AWS?

A pharmaceutical company has digitized versions of historical prescriptions stored on premises. The company would like to move these prescriptions to AWS and perform analytics on the data in them.

How can the InfoSec team ensure compliance with this mandate?

The InfoSec team has mandated that in the future only approved Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) can be used. How can the InfoSec team ensure compliance with this mandate? A. Terminate

Which of the following options should the Security Engineer use?

A Security Engineer has been asked to create an automated process to disable IAM user access keys that are more than three months old. Which of the following options should

What would resolve the connectivity issue?

A Software Engineer is trying to figure out why network connectivity to an Amazon EC2 instance does not appear to be working correctly. Its security group allows inbound HTTP traffic

Which solution is the SIMPLEST way to allow the authentication of users using their social media identities?

The Security Engineer for a mobile game has to implement a method to authenticate users so that they can save their progress. Because most of the users are part of

Which design will meet the requirements with MINIMUM effort?

An application outputs logs to a text file. The logs must be continuously monitored for security incidents. Which design will meet the requirements with MINIMUM effort? A. Create a scheduled

How can the Application team’s requirements be met?

An organization has tens of applications deployed on thousands of Amazon EC2 instances. During testing, the Application team needs information to let them know whether the network access control lists

How can the Security Engineer further protect currently running instances?

A Developer’s laptop was stolen. The laptop was not encrypted, and it contained the SSH key used to access multiple Amazon EC2 instances. A Security Engineer has verified that the

Which of the following is the LEAST permissive solution that will allow the metrics to be delivered?

An application has been written that publishes custom metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. Recently, IAM change have been made on the account and the metrics are no longer being reported. Which

Which CMK-related issues could be responsible? (Choose two.)

The Development team receives an error message each time the team members attempt to encrypt or decrypt a Secure String parameter from the SSM Parameter Store by using an AWS

Which of the following actions should the Engineer perform to get further guidance?

A Security Engineer is trying to determine whether the encryption keys used in an AWS service are in compliance with certain regulatory standards. Which of the following actions should the

What is the MOST efficient way to meet these requirements?

A Software Engineer wrote a customized reporting service that will run on a fleet of Amazon EC2 instances. The company security policy states that application logs for the reporting service

Which of the following meet these security requirements? (Choose three.)

A Security Administrator is configuring an Amazon S3 bucket and must meet the following security requirements: Encryption in transit Encryption at rest Logging of all object retrievals in AWS CloudTrail

Which action should the Engineer take based on this situation? (Choose three.)

A Security Engineer received an AWS Abuse Notice listing EC2 instance IDs that are reportedly abusing other hosts. Which action should the Engineer take based on this situation? (Choose three.)

Which AWS Key Management Service (KMS) key type should be used to meet this requirement?

An organization policy states that all encryption keys must be automatically rotated every 12 months. Which AWS Key Management Service (KMS) key type should be used to meet this requirement?

An application has a requirement to be resilient across not only Availability Zones within the application’s primary region but also be available within another region altogether. Which of the following supports this requirement for AWS resources that are encrypted by AWS KMS?

An application has a requirement to be resilient across not only Availability Zones within the application’s primary region but also be available within another region altogether. Which of the following

What could have been done to detect and automatically remediate the incident?

During a recent internal investigation, it was discovered that all API logging was disabled in a production account, and the root user had created new API keys that appear to

What solution will allow the Security team to complete this request?

During a recent security audit, it was discovered that multiple teams in a large organization have placed restricted data in multiple Amazon S3 buckets, and the data may have been

What approach enables the Administrator to search through the logs MOST efficiently?

A Security Administrator is performing a log analysis as a result of a suspected AWS account compromise. The Administrator wants to analyze suspicious AWS CloudTrail log files but is overwhelmed

What is the SIMPLEST way to meet these requirements?

A security team is responsible for reviewing AWS API call activity in the cloud environment for security violations. These events must be recorded and retained in a centralized location for

What is causing this situation?

The Information Technology department has stopped using Classic Load Balancers and switched to Application Load Balancers to save costs. After the switch, some users on older devices are no longer

Which architecture should the Security Engineer use to meet these requirements?

The Security Engineer is managing a web application that processes highly sensitive personal information. The application runs on Amazon EC2. The application has strict compliance requirements, which instruct that all

Which action should the Security Engineer take to allow communication over the public IP addresses?

A Security Engineer launches two Amazon EC2 instances in the same Amazon VPC but in separate Availability Zones. Each instance has a public IP address and is able to connect

After a short period of time, a number of existing applications have failed with authentication errors. What is the MOST likely cause of the authentication errors?

A company’s database developer has just migrated an Amazon RDS database credential to be stored and managed by AWS Secrets Manager. The developer has also enabled rotation of the credential

Which option for the use of the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) supports key management best practices that focus on minimizing the potential scope of data exposed by a possible future key compromise?

Which option for the use of the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) supports key management best practices that focus on minimizing the potential scope of data exposed by a possible

Which solution would remediate the audit finding while minimizing the effort required?

An organization has a system in AWS that allows a large number of remote workers to submit data files. File sizes vary from a few kilobytes to several megabytes. A

Which of the following approaches achieve this requirement? (Choose two.)

A company requires that IP packet data be inspected for invalid or malicious content. Which of the following approaches achieve this requirement? (Choose two.) A. Configure a proxy solution on

Which configurations will support these requirements? (Choose two.)

A Security Administrator has a website hosted in Amazon S3. The Administrator has been given the following requirements: Users may access the website by using an Amazon CloudFront distribution. Users

What mechanism will allow the company to implement all required network rules without incurring additional cost?

A company has complex connectivity rules governing ingress, egress, and communications between Amazon EC2 instances. The rules are so complex that they cannot be implemented within the limits of the

How can this be accomplished?

A Security Engineer must design a solution that enables the incident Response team to audit for changes to a user’s IAM permissions in the case of a security incident. How

Which steps should be taken to troubleshoot the issue? (Choose two.)

An organization is using Amazon CloudWatch Logs with agents deployed on its Linux Amazon EC2 instances. The agent configuration files have been checked and the application log files to be

What is the MOST cost-effective way to manage the storage of credentials?

A water utility company uses a number of Amazon EC2 instances to manage updates to a fleet of 2,000 Internet of Things (IoT) field devices that monitor water quality. These

What can be done to implement the above policy?

A company has a customer master key (CMK) with imported key materials. Company policy requires that all encryption keys must be rotated every year. What can be done to implement

What should the Security Engineer do to meet these requirements?

An organization wants to deploy a three-tier web application whereby the application servers run on Amazon EC2 instances. These EC2 instances need access to credentials that they will use to

Which of the following meets these requirements?

A company will store sensitive documents in three Amazon S3 buckets based on a data classification scheme of “Sensitive,” “Confidential,” and “Restricted.” The security solution must meet all of the

Which of the following options will mitigate the threat? (Choose two.)

A threat assessment has identified a risk whereby an internal employee could exfiltrate sensitive data from production host running inside AWS (Account 1). The threat was documented as follows: Threat