Network firewalls built into Amazon VPC, and web application firewall capabilities in AWS WAF let you create private networks, and control access to your instances and applications
Encryption in transit with TLS across all services
Connectivity options that enable private, or dedicated, connections from your office or on-premises environment
Availability is of paramount importance in the cloud. AWS customers benefit from AWS services and technologies built from the ground up to provide resilience in the face of DDoS attacks.
A combination of AWS services may be used to implement a defense in depth strategy and thwart DDoS attacks. Services designed with an automatic response to DDoS help minimize time to mitigate and reduce impact.
Learn about how to use AWS technologies like autoscaling, Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53 help to mitigate Distributed Denial of Service attacks.
AWS offers you the ability to add an additional layer of security to your data at rest in the cloud, providing scalable and efficient encryption features. This includes:
Data encryption capabilities available in AWS storage and database services, such as EBS, S3, Glacier, Oracle RDS,SQL Server RDS, and Redshift
Flexible key management options, including AWS Key Management Service, allowing you to choose whether to have AWS manage the encryption keys or enable you to keep complete control over your keys
Dedicated, hardware-based cryptographic key storage using AWS CloudHSM, allowing you to satisfy compliance requirements
In addition, AWS provides APIs for you to integrate encryption and data protection with any of the services you develop or deploy in an AWS environment.
Inventory and Configuration
AWS offers a range of tools to allow you to move fast while still ensuring that your cloud resources comply with organizational standards and best practices. This includes
A security assessment service, Amazon Inspector, that automatically assesses applications for vulnerabilities or deviations from best practices, including impacted networks, OS, and attached storage
Deployment tools to manage the creation and decommissioning of AWS resources according to organization standards
Inventory and configuration management tools, including AWS Config, that identify AWS resources and then track and manage changes to those resources over time.
Template definition and management tools, including AWS CloudFormation to create standard, preconfigured environments
Monitoring and Logging
AWS provides tools and features that enable you to see exactly what’s happening in your AWS environment. This includes:
Deep visibility into API calls through AWS CloudTrail, including who, what, who, and from where calls were made
Log aggregation options, streamlining investigations and compliance reporting
Alert notifications through Amazon CloudWatch when specific events occur or thresholds are exceeded
These tools and features give you the visibility you need to spot issues before they impact the business and allow you to improve security posture, and reduce the risk profile, of your environment.
Identity and Access Control
AWS offers you capabilities to define, enforce, and manage user access policies across AWS services. This includes:
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) lets you define individual user accounts with permissions across AWS resources
AWS Multi-Factor Authentication for privileged accounts, including options for hardware-based authenticators
AWS Directory Service allows you to integrate and federate with corporate directories to reduce administrative overhead and improve end-user experience
AWS provides native identity and access management integration across many of its services plus API integration with any of your own applications or services.
Benefits of AWS Security
More controls and increased privacy – all at a lower cost