Security of your AWS infrastructure is ultimately up to you. As the largest cloud services provider, AWS invests heavily to ensure its cloud environment is secure. Yet, much of AWS security is still left to the customer, especially with regard to managing identities and access. In this blog, I will share a set of seven simple rules to improve AWS security and reduce the likelihood of unwanted incidents. These rules will also get you on an effective path to better optimizing your AWS infrastructure and its maintenance processes.