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Transition to IMDSv2 on EC2 - Introduction, Preparation, Pitfalls

Michael Wittig – 10 Nov 2020

IMDSv2 can improve EC2 security. For a couple of weeks, AWS Foundational Security Best Practices recommends that EC2 instances use IMDSv2 (control EC2.8).

Transition to IMDSv2 on EC2


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This video explains why IMDSv2 is useful and what attacks it protects you against, including a live demo. I also highlight a pitfall with Docker containers in a demo. Last but not least, I show you the preparation steps for a smooth transition.

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