Security in AWS IoT Greengrass - AWS IoT Greengrass

You are viewing the documentation for AWS IoT Greengrass Version 1. AWS IoT Greengrass Version 2 is the latest major version of AWS IoT Greengrass. For more information about using AWS IoT Greengrass Version 2, see the AWS IoT Greengrass V2 Developer Guide.

Security in AWS IoT Greengrass

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.

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 AWS IoT Greengrass, see AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program.

  • 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 company's requirements, and applicable laws and regulations.

When you use AWS IoT Greengrass, you are also responsible for securing your devices, local network connection, and private keys.

This documentation helps you understand how to apply the shared responsibility model when using AWS IoT Greengrass. The following topics show you how to configure AWS IoT Greengrass to meet your security and compliance objectives. You also learn how to use other AWS services that help you to monitor and secure your AWS IoT Greengrass resources.