AWS Security Audit FAQs
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is Amazon’s cloud computing implementation. It currently offers about 175 fully-featured services from data centres across the world and is a popular alternative for cloud-based hosting in the business. AWS will allow you to host their computers (i.e. servers), allowing you to:
- Host your dynamic websites, run a Web and application server.
- Securely store data in the cloud so that it may be accessed over WAN.
- Databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others can be hosted on the cloud.
- Receive CDN (Content Delivery Network) solutions that can be difficult to host on your network.
- Host SMTP, or the mail server, on the cloud and send bulk emails to your customers.
A security audit is an examination of the network infrastructure security by analysing the configurations, app logic, permissions, and other features to ensure it adheres to established security standards and is free of vulnerabilities.
A data breach is the worst thing that can happen to a business. It is financially damaging and permanently weakens the clients’ trust in the company. There have been numerous occasions where such a hack has resulted in a complete disaster for a firm.
In most cybersecurity breaches, the security in the cloud component is the first aspect of an organisation to be exploited. An insecure AWS instance exposes your entire business and customer data to hackers, and if compromised, it can have serious consequences for your brand’s reputation, consumer trust, and revenue.
As a result, it’s critical to do an AWS Security Audit before your cloud security is exploited by malicious cybercriminals.
Feel free to contact us to arrange a presentation on cyber risk at your place of business, or at our headquarters.
In our experience, most companies looking to undertake an AWS Security Audit can require between 3-5 days of testing to complete.