Data is undoubtedly the most important asset of organizations. Without them, managers and their team are unable to carry out day-to-day activities, continue operations and develop strategies for the business to gain competitive advantages in the market. And as numerous cyber threats jeopardize the security of data, companies have no choice but to find ways to protect it.

This care with security must be increased mainly when the data is migrated to the cloud. And to ensure your protection, it's important for companies to rely on a cloud computing provider that adopts proven approaches and security practices, such as AWS (Amazon Web Services). Next, we will talk more about the good security practices adopted by this company. Check out:

Integrating security into corporate strategy

Security is taken very seriously at AWS. The good practices adopted by it allow companies to use their cloud computing services with 100% confidence , regardless of the nature of their operations and the sensitivity of their information. And to ensure maximum data security, AWS first establishes a security program in its customers' environment.

This program must be implemented based on the guidelines, approaches and best practices described in the AWS CAF (Amazon Cloud Adoption Framework). These practices help transform the company's culture, as they lead employees to see safety as something crucial to the success of the business and facilitate the understanding of the shared responsibility model.

The correct understanding of this model is essential for the team to understand the responsibilities of the cloud provider and the company. While AWS implements and operates cloud security, the organization that hires its services is responsible for its cloud security. She is in control of the type of security she wants to implement, just as she would in an on-premises data center.

Incorporating Security and Compliance into your AWS Account

From the moment of cloud implementation, AWS adopts the SdB (Security by Design) approach, which 'formalizes' its customers' account so that they code with complete security and compliance. This approach highlights control responsibilities, security configurations, automation of security baselines, and audit controls for systems, services, and applications.

The Security by Design and CloudFormation templates also allow customers to create permissions, registries, encryption applications, etc. within their own AWS environment. The result of all this is an automated environment, with highly reliable control operations and the performance of continuous audits in real time, which make security and compliance in cloud computing much more comprehensive and efficient.

The refinement of control and monitoring of operations

Amazon Web Services best practices also include JIT (Just-in-time) access, ubiquitous encryption throughout the cloud architecture, logging API calls, reviewing logs for any abnormalities, ubiquitous audit trails , among many others. AWS provides several security solutions that refine this control and increase the security of its customers' applications.

The main factor that differentiates the AWS cloud from on-premises data centers is the chance it gives companies to scale, but without compromising security. With the cloud, they can have the security they need, at a much lower cost than an on-premises infrastructure. Not to mention the ability to meet regional data residency and compliance requirements, regardless of where the data is physically located.

And does your company already benefit from the good security practices adopted by AWS? If you have any questions, feel free to write them in the comments field below or contact us !

 

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.