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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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Shared responsibility model for abstract services

AWS also provides abstract services such as SQS, SES, Simple Notification Service (SNS), and S3. For all these services, AWS is responsible for the complete security of the physical layer, virtualization layer, network level, storage, OS, software, and so on. Users or consumers need to define only the user-level permission and encryption if it is applicable for the service.

Now, let's understand the shared responsibility model in the cloud from the service perspective.

In IaaS, the cloud provider is responsible for only managing the physical infrastructure and security at the physical level. Being a user, we are responsible for the following:

  • VM level security 
  • Application and data security ...

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