Securing Access in Amazon Web Service Environments

Organizations of all sizes continue to move computers and storage to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to harness the power, flexibility, and cost effective resources that it provides. While the goal is to achieve significant operational and financial benefits, organizations must also ensure visibility and control over this extended infrastructure. To remain secure, organizations must protect the keys to the kingdom – privileged accounts. A malicious insider or unauthorized user gaining access through a compromised account, could have complete control. Even if just for a brief period, what could happen if your entire Amazon infrastructure was in the hands of an attacker? This is why privilege access management, like multi-factor authentication, is essential in protecting your cloud environments and meeting audit and compliance requirements.