I found an interesting article on Cloud Computing that lists and describes six best practices for increasing AWS security. Writer Louis Columbus focuses on securing IaaS using the Zero Trust Privilege strategy. The strategy utilizes a “never trust, always verify, enforce least privilege” approach for maintaining strong security. Below is a basic overview of the six best practices for increasing security in AWS based on the Zero Trust Privilege Model:
- Vault AWS root accounts and federate access for AWS Console
- Apply a common security model and consolidate identities
- Ensure accountability
- Enforce least privilege access
- Audit everything
- Apply multi-factor authentication everywhere
These security measures will help stop privileged access credentials from being compromised. Although there are more strategies available, these are the six strongest and most immediate solutions to prevent security breaches.
For more details regarding the AWS security best practices, go here for the original article.