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Best Practices to Make Your AWS Configurations More Secure

Best Practices to Make Your AWS Configurations More Secure

Hi! My name is Brady.

There are several issues that can affect an AWS environment making it more vulnerable. Today, I’m going to discuss several critical steps that can be taken to strengthen your AWS environment.

The CloudTrail allows API log information to be recorded for security analysis and auditing compliance and leads back to any changes made. By using Identity and Access Management, users can be granted explicit access to the platform which increases company agility.

The implementation of MFA IAM controls adds a new layer of security that will require a code be placed before the actual password as well as assigning roles and root accounts. An organizations’ security posture can be optimized by controlling administrative access granted to users and will reduce security risks. A reduction in attack surface area will control when users can lower access levels by conducting tasks within EC2.

The number of root users can be limited by using strong policies and adding limitations on what IAM can do. It’s important to ensure access logging features are enabled on the S3 bucket for CloudTrail. These buckets should be well protected from unauthorized viewing. Be sure to rotate API keys on a regular basis, at least every 90 days.

Leverage STS by applying IAM roles to make the instance more secure. Lessen the effects of DDoS by using auto-scaling. In the event, autoscaling is not a viable option to enable security measures that will block threats to website traffic.

To ensure the stability of their platforms, organizations must ensure IAM policies are secure. Over time, as stakeholders enter and leave an organization, the introduction of new functions layer over older products making it very challenging for administrators to stay on top of security checks.

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