As businesses continue to shift their operations to the cloud, it's more important than ever to ensure that your data is secure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a wide range of security tools to help protect your data and comply with regulatory requirements. In this article, we'll take a look at the best 7 AWS security tools that you should enable to keep your data safe.
Why is security important on AWS?
AWS provides a highly scalable and flexible platform for businesses of all sizes. But with this flexibility comes added responsibility for securing your data. Based on an IBM study of 2019 it takes an average of 279 days to identify and contain a breach. Data breaches can have a significant financial impact on your business, as well as damage to your reputation. By enabling the security tools that AWS provides, you can help protect your data and comply with regulatory requirements.
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🔐 AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
AWS IAM is a web service that enables you to control access to your AWS resources. With IAM, you can create and manage users, and groups. Use permissions to allow or deny access to your resources. This will enable you to ensure that only authorized users can access your data.
🛑 Amazon GuardDuty
Amazon GuardDuty is a threat detection service that uses machine learning to identify potential security threats. It analyzes your AWS environment and generates security findings. It helps you to identify potential threats. At the moment more than 100 different alerts across 7 services are available.
🔑 AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
AWS KMS is a service that makes it easy to create, control, rotate, and use encryption keys to protect your data. By encrypting your data, you can help protect it from unauthorized access and comply with regulatory requirements.
🕵️♂️ Amazon Detective
Amazon Detective is a security analytics service that makes it easy to investigate, understand, and respond to potential security threats. It collects data from your AWS environment and uses machine learning to identify patterns that indicate security threats. You can connect it with Amazon GuardDuty to directly investigate alerts from the GuarDuty console.
🔎 Amazon Inspector
Amazon Inspector is a security assessment service that helps you identify potential vulnerabilities. It assesses the security of your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), AWS Lambda functions, and container workloads. It also provides recommendations for remediation. You can use it on all instances which have the AWS Systems Manager (SSM) Agent running.
📊 AWS Security Hub
AWS Security Hub is a security management service that aggregates security findings. It takes alerts from other AWS services, including Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, and Amazon Macie. It provides a centralized view of your security findings, allowing you to identify and respond to potential threats.
👥 Amazon Macie
Amazon Macie is a security service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover sensitive data. It classifies your data and assigns risk scores. It helps you identify sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII) and financial data. It automatically checks all your S3 buckets in your AWS environment or organization.
Securing your data on AWS is essential to protect your business and comply with regulatory requirements. By enabling the security tools that AWS provides, you can help protect your data and ensure that only authorized users can access it. Enabling the tools we have discussed in this article will help you keep your data safe and secure. But always make sure to develop secure code, to prevent attackers from gaining access.