INFORMATION SECURITY WITH AWS DEVOPS


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud computing platform offered by Amazon.com. AWS is located in 11 geographical “regions”: US East, where the majority of AWS servers are based.

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In 2013, the blacklist of spammers and hackers, Spamhaus, experienced an ironic twist of fate when it became the target of one of the biggest DDoS-attacks ever. And this is not the only time that security measures turned out to be insufficient. Specialized security companies make grandiose promises, yet the majority fail in the end.

Cloud computing approaches stand apart from other solutions. It’s hard to find anyone out there who would argue their disadvantages. AWS DevOps is a growing household name for distinguishing itself as a foremost solution, especially when it comes to information security.

Let’s look at their services to determine whether your business should try it.

What is AWS DevOps?

Before we talk about AWS security practices, we should understand what AWS and DevOps are.

“DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes.” - AWS Website

Information Security Trend: Global Security

It would be misleading to suggest AWS DevOps has invented something entirely brand-new in the world of information security. However, it would still be a mistake to underestimate its contributions in this field. The approach they've created and utilize optimizes all the known processes. It is realized through two dimensions of the AWS hybrid cloud:

1.Private cloud is the infrastructure designed for use of one organization. All services are included within the infrastructure and communicate inside of the inner net. The client is not able to access this network. That is, no one is able to see the state of your infrastructure. Failing to safeguard your information results in increased vulnerability, making it simple for violators to misuse your data.

2.Public cloud is the infrastructure intended for free use by the general public. When working with a public service, users are provided with API along with authorization for a certain IP. For this, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates are used. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s a database connection or API access, it must be protected. The main thing is data and backup encryption to safeguard the data.