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How Securely Configured is Your AWS Environment?

by Tim Armstrong, posted in Cloud Security, Threat Stack Audit, Cloud Security Baseline, Threat Stack Audit Trial, CloudTrail Alerting, Cloud Security Maturity, Configuration Auditing

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With the launch of the new Threat Stack free cloud security Audit trial, we wanted to provide some tips on how to easily assess how well your AWS environment is configured. So, let's get started...

What is a Cloud Security Baseline?

The phrase is bandied about a lot, so let’s get to it: what is a security baseline?

One of the problems that many organizations run into, especially when they are starting out in cloud security, is not knowing where to start and not having specific data to help them define and improve the status of their cloud security.

That’s where a baseline proves critical. CERN Computer Security defines a security baseline as “a set of basic security objectives which must be met by any given service or system.”

If you put this in the context of cloud security, a baseline will show you how closely a snapshot of your current cloud environment conforms to industry best practices and benchmarks.

This sounds a bit academic, so let’s get down to specifics by taking a look at the new product and free trial we are offering to help you establish and maintain a baseline — Threat Stack Audit.

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Feb 15, 2017 9:27:35 AM

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