AWS Security, Identity & Compliance

Security, Identity & Compliance

  • Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority.
  • An AWS customer will benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.
  • The AWS cloud provides a platform to scale and innovate, while still maintaining a secure environment.


  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables user to securely control access to AWS services and resources for the users.
  • It is used to create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.


  • Amazon Inspector is an automated security assessment service that helps improve the security and compliance of applications deployed on AWS.
  • It produces a detailed list of security findings prioritized by level of severity.

Certificate Manager

  • AWS Certificate Manager is a service that provides easy provision, manage, and deploy Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services.
  • It is used to request a certificate, deploy it on AWS resources such as Elastic Load Balancing load balancers or Amazon CloudFront distributions, and to handle certificate renewals.

Directory Service

  • AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition), also known as AWS Microsoft AD, enables your directory-aware workloads and AWS resources to use managed Active Directory in the AWS Cloud.
  • User can use standard Active Directory administration tools and take advantage of built-in Active Directory features such as Group Policy, trusts, and single sign-on.

WAF and Shield

  • AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources.
  • AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards web applications running on AWS.

Compliance Reports

  • Compliance Reports enable customers to understand the robust controls in place at AWS to maintain security and data protection in the cloud.
  • AWS compliance enablers build on traditional programs, helping you to establish and operate in an AWS security control environment.


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