Data protection in Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus - Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Data protection in Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus conforms to the AWS shared responsibility model, which includes regulations and guidelines for data protection. AWS is responsible for protecting the global infrastructure that runs all the AWS services. AWS maintains control over data hosted on this infrastructure, including the security configuration controls for handling customer content and personal data. AWS customers and APN Partners, acting either as data controllers or data processors, are responsible for any personal data that they put in the AWS Cloud.

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), so that 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.

  • 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.

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

For more information about data protection, see the AWS Shared Responsibility Model and GDPR blog post on the AWS Security Blog.

Data collected by Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus collects and stores operational metrics that you configure to be sent from Prometheus servers running in your account to Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus. This data includes the following:

  • Metric values

  • Metric labels (or arbitrary key-value pairs) that help identify and classify data

  • Timestamps for data samples

Unique tenant IDs isolate data from different customers. These IDs limit what customer data is accessible. Customers can't change tenant IDs.

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus encrypts the data that it stores with AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) keys. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus manages these keys.

Note

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus doesn't support the creation of customer managed keys. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is not intended to store highly sensitive data. Server-side data is encrypted on your behalf using AWS managed keys. For more information about these keys, see AWS managed keys in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

Data in transit is encrypted with HTTPS automatically. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus secures connections between Availability Zones within an AWS Region using HTTPS internally.

Encryption at rest

Encryption at rest helps reduce the operational overhead and complexity that goes into protecting sensitive customer data, such as personally identifiable information. It allows you to build secure applications that meet strict encryption compliance and regulatory requirements.

By default, Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus automatically provides you with encryption at rest and does this using AWS owned keys. These keys are a collection of AWS KMS keys that an AWS service owns and manages for use in multiple AWS accounts. You can't view, manage, or audit the use of these keys. You aren't required to take action or change programs to protect the keys that encrypt your data.

For more information, see AWS owned keys in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.