AWS security best practices begin with the AWS Shared Responsibility Model that dictates which security controls are AWS’s responsibility and which are yours. Updated: September 2017 – Inclusion of additional models Over my next several posts, I’ll be discussing AWS security best practices from different perspectives and covering different AWS services. The overall goal is to..
Considering the importance of security in everything digital, the role of Security Architect/Specialist is a growing specialization in the cloud industry. If you are looking to further develop your understanding of AWS Security (or maybe you want to become an AWS Security specialist), you may be struggling with where to begin. I’ll admit, given the amount..
Amazon Web Services is a global public cloud provider, and as such, it has to have a global network of infrastructure to run and manage its many growing cloud services that support customers around the world. In this post, we’ll take a look at the components that make up the AWS Global Infrastructure. The components..
With the ever increasing and expanding service catalog being developed by the engineers at AWS, it’s easy to get confused when it comes to understanding which AWS Compute service you need and which service you should be using for your deployments. Which service offers me the quickest deployment?” or “Which service offers the best managed solution?”or..
When I worked in a data center environment in a previous role, our team knew that, at certain times of the year, external auditors would be coming on site to analyze our environment. This could have been for a number of different compliance controls, such as for PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)..
Cloud computing impact on business: deciding to move your business to the cloud is not the end of the journey, but rather the beginning. While the focus tends to be on the period of migration, the Cloud Computing impact has ripple effects on internal business operations and processes. It’s important not to overlook these ongoing..
Implementing Lifecycle Policies and Versioning will minimise data loss. Following on from last week’s look at Security within S3 I want to continue looking at this service. This week I’ll explain how implementing Lifecycle Policies and Versioning can help you minimise data loss. After reading, I hope you’ll better understand ways of retaining and securing your..
Learn about Bucket Policies and ways of implementing Access Control Lists (ACLs) to restrict/open your Amazon S3 buckets and objects to the Public and other AWS users. Follow along and learn ways of ensuring the public only access for your S3 Bucket Origin via a valid CloudFront request. Welcome to part 8 of my AWS Security..
An overview of IAM Federated Access, Trusted Advisor and AWS Billing Controls with an introduction to AWS Linked Accounts. My last two posts in this AWS Security series have been surrounding Identity & Access Management, with last week’s entry looking at how to create your own custom IAM Policies. In this article, I will offer..
However you choose to do it: your AWS IAM policy must be a good fit for your application’s actual access needs. We’ll discuss three ways to get it done. Welcome to part six of our AWS Security Series. Last week I introduced Identity & Access Manager (IAM) and how you can control access to resources..