Ensuring Infrastructure Safety and Compliance through AWS Training




Generally, security and compliance are shared tasks between AWS and the customer. The shared model is great for the customer because AWS manages and controls important components of host operating system and virtualization layer down to physical security in which the system in operating. It is the responsibility of the customer to manage the guest operating system (which includes security as well as updates), configuration of AWS, and application software.

It is important that customers pick the services carefully because their responsibilities highly depend on the services that they will be opting for. These services will be integrated in their IT system and relevant regulations will be applicable. It is because of this shared responsibility that customers can enjoy flexibility and control deployment.

Why Is There a Need for AWS Safety?

It is important you know that cloud security at AWS is of utmost importance. AWS users will be able to get various advantages from the network architecture and data centers that have been made to meet the requirements of most organizations. Customers pay for the services that they will be using, which means that there will be security but without the high costs.

AWS is important for businesses because it can boost security, due to the internal security features. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits:

  • It will keep your data protected since AWS stores all the data in its data centers.
  • It meets compliance requirements with the help of its infrastructure.
  • Using AWS data centers help in cutting costs while offering top-notch security.
  •  AWS infrastructure is designed to maintain data security and integrity.

Security Platform

The security platform for Amazon Web Services has the following beneficial features.

  • Data Encryption
  • DDoS Mitigation
  • Identity and Access Control
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Inventory and Configuration
  • Monitoring and Logging
  • Penetration Testing

AWS provides different security capabilities that can enhance privacy. Let’s have a look at them:

  • There are several connectivity options that make private and dedicated connections possible from your working environment.
  • Encryption is transit with TLS in all the services.
  • There are firewalls that have been built in. In addition to this, it has capabilities that allow people to have private networks and get access to applications and instances.

AWS Responsibility

The infrastructure is primarily protected by AWS as it runs all the services that are a part of the AWS Cloud. When we talk about AWS, we are referring to all the facilities; hardware, software, and networking that are a part of AWS cloud services.

Customer Responsibility

This is determined by the AWS based on what the customer chooses. It helps in figuring out the amount of configuration tasks that must be done by the customer as a part of their security responsibilities. There are certain services that are categorized as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which include Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon S3.

AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance

AWS Identity and Access Management

This gives access to AWS services and resources for the users. With IAM, you will be able to manage groups and users. In addition to this, users will be able to give them individual credentials and manage the permissions. They can also manage IAM roles by determining which entity will assume what role. Lastly, they can manage identity federation that will give enterprise access to AWS Management Console.

Amazon Inspector

Relevant training will help users to learn about automated security assessment service that will improve compliance and security of all the applications on AWS. It includes a knowledge base of different rules that are mapped in best practices. These rules are regularly updated by AWS authorities.

AWS Certificate Manager

This is a service that lets people manage Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services. These certificates help to secure the network while eliminating tiring processes like buying and uploading the certificates. The best part is that users only pay for the resources that they need to run the application.

AWS CloudHSM

This service helps with compliance requirements needed for data security. It helps in protecting encryption keys that help with secure management.

AWS Key Management Service

This service helps in controlling the encryption keys that users encrypt their data with. AWS Key Management Service protects the data and is integrated with AWS CloudTrail that helps in meeting the user’s compliance needs.

 

With the right kind of Cloud technology training, you will be able to learn about IT controls as it is shared between AWS and its customers. AWS helps customers out by managing the controls that are associated with the infrastructure. Since AWS is vast, the customers can take advantage of the different features that can give them a controlled environment. Following are some of the controls which can be accessed:

Physical and Environmental controls

Configuration Management

AWS takes care of the configuration of the infrastructure of the devices, However, people have the flexibility of configuring their own applications, operating systems, as well as databases.

Customer Specific 

Controls are the responsibility of the customer.

Patch Management

AWS takes care of all the flaws that exist within the infrastructure, however the customers can take care of their applications and guest OS.

Shared Controls

These controls are applicable to customers as well as the infrastructure but in different ways. AWS will give the requirements for the infrastructure, but the customer can give their own control implementation.

In conclusion, if you want compliance as well as safety of the infrastructure, it is highly recommended that you seek cloud technology training. Additionally, dedicated Amazon Web Services training will be beneficial as well, for both enterprises looking to gradually adopt a cloud-based environment, as well as those looking to change their cloud platform, to AWS.

About The Author
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Muhammad Shoaib

Muhammad Shoaib is a computer science graduate with 11+ years of diversified professional working experience on multiple technologies including CISCO, Juniper, Maipu, Microsoft, Office 365, Amazon AWS and PowerShell. Being a Network consultant and Project Manager I have driven various successful projects.

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