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Securing software development and operational processes has become increasingly difficult over the last decade. The majority of workloads have moved to the cloud and a greater number of IT professionals are working remotely.

Since many companies access Amazon Web Services (AWS), it is important for security experts to know how they can make the infrastructure as secure as possible, because if companies use a cloud-native architecture, it is conceivable that this spanning both cloud and on-premises resources, increasing the attack surface. The demands on a product to secure AWS systems cannot be high enough. The following criteria should be applied:

Of course, a security tool for AWS must improve cloud-native security features and the user experience. They do this by not only providing additional context and transparency in hybrid architectures, but also a deeper overview of the security situation. This should cover all assets throughout the software development cycle - from code to cloud. Secured AWS environments also require visibility into compliance status within AWS accounts and services. It must also be possible to use data from Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector and Amazon Macie to perform various actions.

Automated support

People are flexible thinkers, but as you do repetitive work, it becomes more likely that you will miss crucial details. In the context of security and compliance, this is unacceptable. AWS security tools should be able to use automated processes to ensure nothing is missed and engineers can free up their time for more urgent tasks. The product of choice should automatically send alerts when a misconfiguration occurs and can be configured to send events and reports to upstream systems such as email, chat, and ticketing. Incident remediation mechanisms also free technicians from redundant tasks such as searching multiple accounts and multiple services for problems in order to resolve them.

Compliance with regulations

Automation features not only make IT teams' work easier, it also enables them to comply with gold standards and regulatory requirements. Automated security management plays a crucial role here. As cloud environments continue to evolve, automatic policy updates ensure organizations maintain their security posture without requiring human intervention. AWS security solutions should include monitoring capabilities, check workloads against applicable security standards (such as PCI DSS), and conveniently summarize the results. Recurring reports delivered via email ensure everyone is kept informed, while remedial recommendations enable quick action to be taken.

The increased use of cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the increased work of IT employees from home require a targeted security strategy. Special tools play a crucial role here by improving cloud-native security features and helping companies identify and remediate vulnerabilities early. Automating these processes increases efficiency and reduces careless errors while ensuring compliance with regulations and safety standards.

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