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AWS Best Practices

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22 MAY 2019
DNS Compliant S3 Bucket Names
AWS Best Practices
S3
AWS Best Practices

Ensure that your AWS S3 buckets are using DNS-compliant bucket names in order to adhere to AWS best practices

Unrestricted MongoDB ( 27017) Access
EC2
Security
Security
AWS Best Practices

It is AWS best practice to remove entries in Security Groups which allows MongoDB access from public IP to reduce possibility of breach. Allowing unrestricted MongoDB access can increase threats like hacking, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and loss of data.

Lambda Function Dead Letter Errors
Lambda
AWS Best Practices
AWS Best Practices

Logs Lambda Function DeadLetterErrors over the last 7 days.

Expired ACM Certificates
Certificate Manager
Security
Operational Excellence
Security
AWS Best Practices

Having expired ACM certificates lying around is not a AWS best practice and can potentially affect your application, in case they are picked during deployment.

EC2 Spot Instances without CloudWatch Alarms
EC2
CloudWatch
Security
AWS Best Practices
Security

Sends a report with all the Spot fleet requests without a cloudwatch alarm attached to them

Weekly Lambda Report
Lambda
AWS Best Practices
AWS Best Practices

Get daily/weekly reports on Lambda Functions Invocations, which will allow users to find anomalies and conduct a root cause analysis.

Report Managed Nat Gatway In Use
AWS Best Practices
VPC
AWS Best Practices

Send report of VPC which does not have managed NAT gateways. the Managed NAT Gateway service is using optimized software to handle NAT traffic and is fully managed by AWS compared to the NAT instance which is not optimized and requires scaling and regular maintenance such as installing software updates or patches.

Daily/Weekly reports of Lambda's Duration
Reporting
AWS Best Practices
Monitoring
Reporting
Performance-efficiency

Monitors metrics to make sure your Lambdas are running as they should. It helps in finding anomalies and improve Lambda Function performance.

RDS DB Instances Multi AZ Alteration
Operational Excellence
AWS Best Practices
Operational Excellence
RDS

This workflow enables the MultiAZ for RDS DB instances and then after a delay of 1 hour it forces it to fail over. Again after 1 hour of delay it disables the MultiAZ feature for the RDS DB instances and then sends a report

Publicly Shared Ami's
EC2
Security
AWS Best Practices
Security
Operational Excellence

AWS AMIS created by you might contain sensitive information like your application or its data that should not be exposed outside your organisation. This workflow notifies if any of the AWS AMIs are publicly shared.

Notify if AWS CloudTrail is not Enabled
AWS Best Practices
CloudTrail
Security
AWS Best Practices
Security

AWS CloudTrail can help you achieve compliance and improve security by logging API calls and changes to your cloud resources.

Enable ElastiCache Redis Cluster Multi-AZ Deployment Configuration
AWS Best Practices
ElastiCache
AWS Best Practices

Enabling the Multi-AZ Automatic Failover feature for your Redis Cache clusters will improve the fault tolerance in case the read/write primary node becomes unreachable due to loss of network connectivity, loss of availability in the primary’s AZ, etc. This template this feature for your ElastiCache cluster.

Failed AWS Lex Bot Builds
AWS RoboMaker
AWS Best Practices
AWS Best Practices

AWS Lex bot enables you to build sophisticated, natural language chatbots into your new and existing applications. The generated report ensures that the user is periodically informed about AWS Lex bot builds fail(s)(if any).

Security Group internet accessibility Report
AWS Best Practices
VPC

Sends a report of all the VPC'c whose tunnel State is down

Tenancy Type EC2 Instances
EC2
Security
AWS Best Practices
Security

Using the right tenancy model for your EC2 instances should reduce the concerns around security at the instance hypervisor level and promote better compliance.