According to Gartner, through 2022, at least 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault. To maintain a rigorous security posture across cloud environments and abide by the AWS Shared Responsibility Model, today’s organizations must be disciplined about applying cloud security best practices and accompany their efforts with automated, continuous monitoring. This paper highlights 12 best practices to make your AWS configuration more secure.  With these, you can develop a disciplined framework for your team and create a stronger security posture for your data and IT assets.