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Managed AWS Systems: Monitoring and Automation, as well as technical controls such as Network Security, Endpoint Security, and Services Security, can be used to adequately secure the infrastructure.

Controlling security through deployment

Security designers can construct a wide range of security controls by using native AWS managed services like AWS Network Firewalls, AWS Web Application Firewalls (WAF), AWS Shield, or third-party software available from the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. Here are some examples of how these services can be helpful:

By looking at Amazon VPC traffic flow and comparing it to a database of established threat signs and abnormalities, the Network Firewall provides network security for VPCs.

AWS’s Web Application Firewall provides basic Layer 7 security against standard web application takes advantage of, and its policies can either be pre-configured or created without any preparation.

With AWS Shield, you can choose between Standard and Advanced security against DDoS events, with Advanced security offering additional advantages such as 24×7 network availability to the AWS DDoS Response Team and cost security against spikes.

AWS Firewall Manager can be accessed from multiple AWS accounts under the same AWS companies to manage all of these different security policies and rules. Additionally, it is possible to eliminate unused and redundant security teams.

Ensuring endpoint security and monitoring

Protecting and monitoring the various kinds of endpoints is essential. Furthermore, there are a few managed AWS services available to assist organizations. The CloudWatch service, for example, monitors traffic in real-time, gathers log data from different AWS services and applications, as well as gathers performance metrics.

Integrates well with other security monitoring tools, such as AWS CloudTrail, which records all account exercises and incident histories, monitors changes, and proves non-repudiation. Logs are collected and distributed by Amazon CloudWatch.

The AWS System Manager must be capable of managing the various assets of a company in the cloud. There are a variety of managed services offered by AWS for system management, monitoring, and automation, including AWS System Manager Inventory, AWS System Manager Distributor, AWS System Manager Patch Manager, AWS System Sessions Manager, and AWS System Automation.

Consistently monitoring changes

Monitoring devices enable a company’s assets in the cloud to be protected from attacks and to be run effectively. They can identify and respond to threats as well as continuously evaluate resources.

For example, Amazon Inspector, which employs predefined examination formats, is experienced at identifying vulnerabilities and security misconfigurations. As part of the examination format, Amazon Inspector is taught rules packages that explain how the assessment target should be evaluated.

As of now, there are four rules packages:

1) Network reachability,

2) Common vulnerabilities and gaps (CVEs),

3) Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks, and

4) Security best practices.

Then again, GuardDuty identifies threats and unapproved behaviors, while Amazon Inspector identifies vulnerabilities. After a threat has been recognized, Amazon Detective can assist a security engineer with incident examination and threat detection.

For instance, AWS Audit Manager and AWS Config are responsible for ensuring that OS, applications, and databases are consistent. AWS Config ensures that technical controls are set up to meet compliance requirements, while AWS Audit Manager records the verification that these technical controls have been implemented.

Either the AWS Security Hub or AWS – ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana)- a SaaS solution- can be used to monitor all security controls from different AWS services and records within a company from a single dashboard.

Service coordination through automation

There is a wide range of AWS services that automate the process of running assessments, gathering data, and joining results. You can run contents to obtain the desired outcome using System Manager Run Command and System Manager Automation.

There are many similarities between CloudTrail and CloudWatch Events, including finding the issue, sending an alarm, and following up by determining what needs to be done. The CloudWatch service coordinates virtually every AWS service, and incidents trigger CloudWatch Events, which are then retrieved by CloudTrail, which in turn calls an appropriate response.

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In this overview, we will look at the various managed security services available with Amazon Web Services, and describe how these services can be integrated into organizations’ security strategies. As a result of these services, organizations can reduce functional complexities and workloads, better manage the security of their existing environments, and reduce costs by eliminating the need for duplicate third-party controls.

Despite the above, not all of the activities can be carried out by every organization. This is because many AWS environments are hard to manage.

In another investigation conducted by Dimensional Research in July 2021, 73% of security specialists uncovered that their administrators were using multi-cloud systems. The figure does not include the number of organizations that require hybrid cloud environments.

In ExtNoc’s Managed AWS Services and cybersecurity solutions, organizations can get a holistic view of their infrastructure, regardless of whether it’s a single AWS deployment, multi-cloud environment, or hybrid cloud plan. As a result, security teams would be able to monitor their connected assets and manage known vulnerabilities using these devices.


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