Security Guidance - Introduction to AWS Security

Security Guidance

AWS provides customers with guidance and expertise through online tools, resources, support, and professional services provided by AWS and its partners.

AWS Trusted Advisor is an online tool that acts like a customized cloud expert, helping you to configure your resources to follow best practices. Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment to help close security gaps, and finds opportunities to save money, improve system performance, and increase reliability.

AWS Account Teams provide a first point of contact, guiding you through your deployment and implementation, and pointing you toward the right resources to resolve security issues you may encounter.

AWS Enterprise Support provides 15-minute response time and is available 24×7 by phone, chat, or email; along with a dedicated Technical Account Manager. This concierge service ensures that customers’ issues are addressed as swiftly as possible.

AWS Partner Network offers hundreds of industry-leading products that are equivalent, identical to, or integrated with existing controls in your on-premises environments. These products complement the existing AWS services to enable you to deploy a comprehensive security architecture and a more seamless experience across your cloud and on-premises environments, as well as hundreds of certified AWS Consulting Partners worldwide to help with your security and compliance needs.

AWS Professional Services houses a Security, Risk and Compliance specialty practice to help you develop confidence and technical capability when migrating your most sensitive workloads to the AWS Cloud. AWS Professional Services helps customers develop security policies and practices based on well-proven designs, and helps ensure that customers’ security design meets internal and external compliance requirements.

AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on AWS. AWS Marketplace Security products complement the existing AWS services to enable you to deploy a comprehensive security architecture and a more seamless experience across your cloud and on-premises environments.

AWS Security Bulletins provides security bulletins around current vulnerabilities and threats, and enables customers to work with AWS security experts to address concerns like reporting abuse, vulnerabilities, and penetration testing. We also have online resources for vulnerability reporting.

AWS Security Documentation shows how to configure AWS services to meet your security and compliance objectives. AWS customers benefit from a data center and network architecture that are built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.

AWS Well-Architected Framework helps cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. The AWS Well-Architected Framework includes a security pillar that focuses on protecting information and systems. Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, identifying and managing who can do what with privilege management, protecting systems, and establishing controls to detect security events. Customers can use the AWS Well-Architected Tool from the AWS Management Console or engage the services of one of the APN partners to assist them.

AWS Well-Architected Tool helps you review the state of your workloads and compares them to the latest AWS architectural best practices. This free tool is available in the AWS Management Console, and after answering a set of questions regarding operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization. The AWS Well-Architected Tool then provides a plan on how to architect for the cloud using established best practices.