Over the last several months I have been working to deploy a new AWS environment. Right as this project was starting I was delighted to learn that the Center for Internet Security had worked with Amazon and security professionals to publish a benchmark for the basic setup of an AWS account.
I have been working to make the new environment build compliant with the CIS Benchmark and have learned a lot about security in general and security automation in AWS in specific.
I will be hosting a Birds of a Feather discussion group on the AWS foundations benchmark at IT Dev Connections in Las Vegas on October 12th 2016. If you’ll be at the conference and are building AWS environments, be sure to stop by and share some of your wisdom!
Here is the session description [Securing AWS with the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark Security Standard] (http://www.itdevconnections.com/dc16/public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Speakers.aspx&SessionID=1016854&nav=true&Role=U%27)