Cloud architecture covers broad areas of security implications in a cloud computing environment and is best determined once determining the operational model. Since cloud services are delivered in several combinations (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) we can only talk about cloud security in a particular context.
CISO AG will assist you in implementing the following design safeguards to secure your organisation:
Implement the principle of least privilege and enforce separation of duties with appropriate authorization for each interaction with your AWS resources. Centralize privilege management and reduce or even eliminate reliance on long term credentials.
Monitor, alert, and audit actions and changes to your environment in real time. Integrate logs and metrics with systems to automatically respond and take action.
Rather than just focusing on protecting a single outer layer, apply a defence-in-depth approach with other security controls. Apply to all layers, for example, edge network, virtual private cloud (VPC), subnet, load balancer, every instance, operating system, and application.
Automated software-based security mechanisms improve your ability to securely scale more rapidly and cost effectively. Create secure architectures, including the implementation of controls that are defined and managed as code in version-controlled templates.
Classify your data into sensitivity levels and use mechanisms, such as encryption and tokenization where appropriate. Reduce or eliminate direct human access to data to reduce risk of loss or modification.
Prepare for an incident by having an incident management process that aligns to your organizational requirements. Run incident response simulations and use tools with automation to increase your speed for detection, investigation, and recovery.