Security by Design – Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SbD outlines the control responsibilities, the automation of security baselines, the configuration of security, and the customer audit of controls for AWS customer infrastructure, operating systems, services and applications running in AWS. This standardized, automated, prescriptive, and repeatable design can be deployed for common use cases, security standards, and audit requirements across multiple industries and workloads.

AWS recommends building in security and compliance into your AWS account by following a four-phase approach:

Phase 1 – Understand your requirements. Outline your policies, then document the controls you inherit from AWS. Next, document the controls you own and operate in your AWS environment, and decide what security rules you want to enforce within your AWS IT environment.

Phase 2 – Build a secure environment that fits your requirements and implementation. Define the configuration you require in the form of AWS configuration values, such as encryption requirements (for example, forcing server-side encryption for

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Best Futon Mattresses You Can Buy on Amazon

If you’re you’re hosting friends, relatives or in-laws, it’s definitely best to have your house guests find a hotel down the street to stay in, but, as you’re probably aware, it doesn’t always work out that way (sigh). I’ve had friends ask to crash at my pad numerous times, and while there doesn’t seem to be any sort of solid terms of etiquette on this matter, I usually end up (reluctantly) allowing them to sleep in my own bed, while I toss and turn in the pursuit of a decent night’s rest on my uncomfortable couch. Fortunately, you don’t have to resort to this approach — even if you’re concerned about the dwindling funds in your less-than-ample bank account balance.

Whether you like it or not, it may not be your responsibility to ensure that your house guests feel like they’re staying at a five-star resort, but it is good

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