If you’re considering moving your business to the cloud, you may have looked into Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS has been a leader in cloud services for some time, but recent breaches in security have shaken many customers’ faith in the platform. Before you dive into AWS, consider just how secure this leading platform truly is.
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One of the biggest breaches in security for AWS servers happened back in July 2017. Over 14 million Verizon customers had their information exposed simply because one contractor working for the organization didn’t secure the data. The customer information was stored on an AWS S3 server, and the contractor left the data open to anyone who had the web address. Luckily, Verizon caught the error before anyone actually found the data.
Another more recent breach happened in September 2017 when Accenture accidentally exposed 137GB of confidential patient data to the public. Four AWS servers were unsecured, meaning anyone could have easily downloaded the content if they had the web address. Luckily, a security researcher found the breach and reported it to Accenture before anyone could take advantage of it.
Built-in Security Features
Despite these harrowing tales of vulnerable data, AWS offers a plethora of safety features to keep your information private. There are plenty of infrastructure security capabilities, including network firewalls, encryption in transit, and connectivity options. You can also utilize DDoS migration, data encryption, and regular scans by a security assessment service. With AWS CloudTrail, you … Read More