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AWS – Shared (Security) Responsibility Model

Ensuring that your aws infrastructure is secure is a responsibility that’s shared between you and Amazon. Amazon is responsible for mainly: Ensuring physical hardware that your resources (e.g. EC2 instances are running on). E.g. limit access to who is allowed to walk into AWS’s AZs (data centres) Ensuring that internal […]

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AWS – Natively available AWS features for enhancing security

AWS offers a bunch of natively security features that we can use to enhance security: AWS API access security – via api keys buitin vpc firewalls – private and public subnets. Encourages us to use private subnets whenever possible IAM – only authenticated users and apps are granted access privileges […]

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AWS – Launch Configurations, Autoscaling Groups, and ELBs

Launch Configurations – let’s you specify a template for automatically create new instance, based on this presets. Therefore when creating a Launch Configuration resource you specify things like: – AMI id – Instance type – Which vpc to build instances in – IAM role – default storage requirements. E.g. number […]

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