In today’s digital age, where security threats are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, it is essential to have a robust security strategy in place for your AWS environment. With the right tools and expertise, organizations can ensure that their data and resources are secure and protected from unauthorized access and cyber threats.
Securing a multi-account AWS environment is a critical aspect of cloud engineering services as it helps ensure the safety and privacy of the data and resources hosted on AWS. A multi-account environment refers to the use of multiple AWS accounts to isolate different environments, such as development, testing, and production, to reduce the risk of accidental resource modification or deletion.
Securing a multi-account AWS environment involves implementing various security controls, such as:
By implementing these security controls, a multi-account AWS environment can be better protected against security threats and data breaches, enabling cloud engineering services to operate in a secure and reliable manner.
As a cloud services provider, the top 3 inquiries from large enterprises with workloads running on AWS are:
Even though large organisations with numerous AWS accounts have guidelines for new AWS implementations, managing and monitoring all the accounts at once is inefficient, time-consuming, and prone to security risks.
AWS Control Tower is the best solution to provision, manage, govern, and secure a multi-AWS account environment, even though there are more traditional methods of securing AWS environments using AWS IAM, Service Catalog, Config, and AWS Organizations.
Using pre-approved account configurations, Control Tower’s Account factory automates the provisioning of new AWS accounts. A landing zone that is based on best-practices blueprints is automatically created by the control tower, and guardrails are used to enable governance. The landing zone is a multi-account baseline with sound architecture that adheres to the AWS well-architected framework. Guardrails put governance regulations for operations, compliance, and security into effect.
Organizations can use Control Tower to:
In conclusion, securing a multi-account AWS environment is crucial for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your organization’s data and resources. By implementing proper security measures such as access controls, monitoring, and automation, you can significantly reduce the risk of security breaches and data loss.
Indium Software’s expertise in AWS security can help organizations to design and implement a comprehensive security strategy that meets their specific needs and requirements. Their team of experts can help with security assessments, audits, and ongoing monitoring to ensure that your AWS environment is continuously protected from security threats.
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Sangeetha Govardhan is AVP- Cloud Services at Indium Software.