Velocity with security: A guide to Amazon Web Services cloud security best practices
Businesses and organizations are increasingly using AWS to launch new products and services, enter new markets, disrupt competitors and provide always-on customer service. Today, there are millions of active customers using AWS to provide better business agility and greater flexibility to build their own applications.
The wide adoption of AWS signals that we've entered the Cloud Generation era where computing has broken the boundaries of desktops and data centers to embrace the mobile, social, global, crowdsourced, always-on realities of modern life. Not only has cloud computing altered the way people work, it has dramatically expanded the computing environment, upending traditional business and IT operations right along with their corresponding security requirements. Organizations are no longer just using AWS for their test and development environments. Increasingly, they are using AWS to migrate critical applications running on unsupported on-premises legacy platforms, as well as to deploy new cloud-native applications.
As cloud adoption increases within organizations and new agile development processes become widespread, new threats and vulnerabilities have emerged. It's important to create a culture of security across your organization and implement new approaches like the DevSecOps framework. The following guide from Symantec and Amazon Web Services provides best practices for helping secure your cloud environment and software development lifecycle, so your organization can experience all the advantages of AWS while mitigating security risks.