You’re under pressure to maintain a strong security posture across cloud environments and comply with the AWS® Shared Responsibility Model. To get there, your organization needs to be proactive and implement cloud security best practices with automated, continuous monitoring.
Within the AWS environment, depending on your configurations, you need to be aware – and ahead – of multiple vulnerabilities that require nearly continuous attention. From misconfigured servers to open S3 buckets, unsupervised traffic and a host of other issues, there are many things you need to identify and address before they morph into anything worse.
As workloads continue moving to AWS or other public clouds, your teams can quickly become overwhelmed trying to cover all the potential risk elements without making some mistakes. As Gartner Research states, “In nearly all cases, it is the user – not the cloud provider – who fails to manage the controls used to protect an organization’s data.”
Although the Shared Responsibility Model makes clear your role in securing your data and apps, your security management teams will still face a variety of complex issues. As more of your teams start moving to AWS, you can streamline the process and stay secure by following our 12 best practices.