Security researchers have posted "friendly warnings" to users of Amazon's cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public, the BBC has learned. The BBC found almost 50 warnings posted to the firm's servers. Many had more than one warning uploaded to them. Although Amazon is best known for its online shopping service, its AWS division serves many of the world's biggest businesses as well as governments and other public bodies.
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Using AWS, you will gain the control and confidence you need to securely run your business with the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today. As an AWS customer, you will benefit from AWS data centers and a network architected to protect your information, identities, applications, and devices. With AWS, you can improve your ability to meet core security and compliance requirements, such as data locality, protection, and confidentiality with our comprehensive services and features. AWS allows you to automate manual security tasks so you can shift your focus to scaling and innovating your business. Plus, you pay only for the services that you use. All customers benefit from AWS being the only commercial cloud that has had its service offerings and associated supply chain vetted and accepted as secure enough for top-secret workloads. To aid your compliance efforts, AWS regularly achieves third-party validation for thousands of global compliance requirements that we continually monitor to help you meet security and compliance standards for finance, retail, healthcare, government, and beyond.
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The promise of the cloud is fast and cheap infrastructure, but that needs also be balanced with security and control. All cloud providers offer API integration to their services; Amazon has a vast array of services and completely documented APIs and even a Ruby SDK , making the work of creating integration with these services fairly easy—if you have the right tools. We created a series of handlers that are true to the API call, then assembled them in a task tree in the Kinetic Task workflow automation engine. This includes creating a security role, security policy, an instance profile, a virtual private cloud, subnet, internet gateway, creating and populating a route table, a secure certificate for logging on to the new server, creating a network interface…and finally starting up a new server instance. And of those 45 seconds, 35 of them are waiting for the server to be available. Can your IaaS do that? Try out Kinetic Task for yourself with a no-obligation trial. Contact us to discuss your workflow automation and cloud provisioning challenges.
Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute EC2 provides on demand compute capacity that can be tailored to meet your specific system requirements. EC2 servers can be configured and launched in a matter of minutes, allowing customers to scale up and down as usage requirements change. Ensure that your existing AMIs are encrypted to meet security and compliance requirements. Ensure your AWS account does not reach the limit set by Amazon for the number of instances. Ensure all customer owned Amazon Machine Images for app tier are not shared publicly. Ensure that no security group allows unrestricted inbound access on TCP port Redis.