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Security in Amazon Braket

This chapter helps you understand how to apply the shared responsibility model when using Amazon Braket. It shows you how to configure Amazon Braket to meet your security and compliance objectives. You also learn how to use other AWS services that help you to monitor and secure your Amazon Braket resources.

Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority. As an AWS customer, you benefit from a data center and network architecture that is built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. You are responsible for other factors, including the sensitivity of your data, your company’s requirements, and applicable laws and regulations.

Shared responsibility for security

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. Third-party auditors regularly test and verify the effectiveness of our security as part of the AWS Compliance Programs. To learn about the compliance programs that apply to Amazon Braket, see AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program.

  • Security in the cloud – You are responsible for maintaining control over your content that is hosted on this AWS infrastructure. This content includes the security configuration and management tasks for the AWS services that you use.

Data protection

For more information about data privacy, see the Data Privacy FAQ.

For data protection purposes, we recommend that you protect AWS account credentials and set up individual user accounts with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). That way, each user is given only the permissions necessary to fulfill their job duties. We also recommend that you secure your data in the following ways:

  • Use multi-factor authentication (MFA) with each account.

  • Use SSL/TLS to communicate with AWS resources. We recommend TLS 1.2 or later.

  • Set up API and user activity logging with AWS CloudTrail.

  • Use AWS encryption solutions, along with all default security controls within AWS services.

  • Use advanced managed security services such as Amazon Macie, which assists in discovering and securing personal data that is stored in Amazon S3.

  • If you require FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules when accessing AWS through a command line interface or an API, use a FIPS endpoint. For more information about the available FIPS endpoints, see Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.

We strongly recommend that you never put sensitive identifying information, such as your customer account numbers, into free-form fields such as a Name field. This includes when you work with Braket or other AWS services using the console, API, CLI, or AWS SDKs. Any data that you enter into Braket or other services might get picked up for inclusion in diagnostic logs. When you provide a URL to an external server, do not include credentials information in the URL to validate your request to that server.

Data retention

After 90 days, Amazon Braket automatically removes all task IDs and other metadata associated with your tasks. As a result of this data retention policy, these tasks and results are no longer retrievable by search from the Amazon Braket console, although they remain stored in your S3 bucket.

If you need access to historical tasks and results that are stored in your S3 bucket for longer than 90 days, you must keep a separate record of your task ID and other metadata associated with that data. Be sure to save the information prior to 90 days. You can use that saved information to retrieve the historical data.