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Mastering AWS Security by Albert Anthony

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Customer security responsibilities

AWS shares security responsibilities with customers for all its offerings. Essentially, the customer is responsible for security of everything that they decide to put in cloud such as data, applications, resources, and so on. So network protection and instance protection for IaaS services and database protection for container services are areas that fall under customer security responsibilities. Let us look at customer security responsibilities for these three categories:

For AWS infrastructure services, the customer is responsible for the following:

  • Customer data
  • Customer application
  • Operating system
  • Network and firewall configuration
  • Customer identity and access management
  • Instance management
  • Data protection ...

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