Security in AWS

Security in AWS

Shared Responsibility Model

Think of AWS security as a team effort. AWS makes sure the cloud itself is secure. This means they look after the physical stuff (like servers and data centers) and the software that makes AWS run.

Your job is to keep your data and applications safe. This includes setting who can access your data and making sure it's encrypted (turned into a code that only you can understand).

Identity and Access Management (IAM)

IAM is a tool on AWS that lets you control who can see and do things with your AWS services. With IAM, you can:

  • Make user accounts and groups for different people on your team.

  • Decide who can access what, making sure people can only see the data or services they need for their job.

More Tools for Keeping Safe

AWS has more tools to help keep your data secure:

  • Amazon CloudTrail: This is like a security camera for your AWS account. It records what was done, when, and by whom. It's great for checking on how your AWS services are used and making sure everything is above board.

  • Amazon VPC: This tool lets you create a private network for your AWS services. It's like having a piece of the AWS cloud all to yourself, where you control who can come in and out.

  • AWS Key Management Service (KMS): This service helps you lock your data away safely. It creates keys (like really complex passwords) that lock and unlock your data.

  • AWS Shield: This protects you from DDoS attacks, which are attempts to make your services unavailable by overwhelming them with traffic.

AWS gives you the tools and protection to keep your data safe, but it's up to you to use them. By working together, you can make sure your applications and data on AWS are as secure as can be.