Security in AWS Application Discovery Service - AWS Application Discovery Service

Security in AWS Application Discovery Service

Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority. As an AWS customer, you benefit from a data center and network architecture that are built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.

Security is a shared responsibility between AWS and you. The shared responsibility model describes this as security of the cloud and security in the cloud:

  • Security of the cloud – AWS is responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs AWS services in the AWS Cloud. AWS also provides you with services that you can use securely. The effectiveness of our security is regularly tested and verified by third-party auditors as part of the AWS compliance programs.

  • Security in the cloud – Your responsibility is determined by the AWS service that you use. You are also responsible for other factors including the sensitivity of your data, your organization’s requirements, and applicable laws and regulations.

To use the AWS Application Discovery Agent or the Application Discovery Service Agentless Collector you must provide access keys to your AWS account. This information is then stored on your local infrastructure. As part of the shared responsibility model, you are responsible for securing access to your infrastructure.

This documentation will help you understand how to apply the shared responsibility model when using Application Discovery Service. The following topics show you how to configure Application Discovery Service to meet your security and compliance objectives. You'll also learn how to use other AWS services that can help you to monitor and secure your Application Discovery Service resources.