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AWS: Security Best Practices on AWS by Albert Anthony

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Monitoring, Logging, and Auditing

Let us look at best practices for monitoring, logging, and auditing in AWS:

  • Log everything: AWS provides AWS CloudTrail that logs all API activities for your AWS account. Enable this service for all regions and create a trail to audit these activities whenever required. Take advantage of the AWS cloud-native logging capabilities for all AWS services. Collect, store, and process logs for infrastructure such as VPC flow logs, AWS services, and logs for your applications to ensure continuous monitoring and continuous compliance. Use CloudWatch Logs to process all log data, and S3 for storing it.
  • Enable AWS CloudWatch: Ensure that you are using AWS CloudWatch to monitor all your resources in AWS including data, services, ...

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