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Whats the best practice to tighten IT securities on AWS?

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Last Modified: 2020-05-20
What is the best way to check that VM's/Desktop users are complying to company IT security standards? In particular, we should be able to check the compliance on the network, security patches, and antivirus updates. We have recently migrated to AWS and have users working remotely.
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Distinguished Expert 2019
You can make use of AWS native services such as the below:

Inspector  -

Systems Manager Configuration Compliance

  • View compliance history and change tracking for Patch Manager patching data and State Manager associations by using AWS Config.
  • Customize Systems Manager Compliance to create your own compliance types based on your IT or business requirements.

Security Hub

  • Provides you with a comprehensive view of your security state in AWS and helps you check your environment against security industry standards and best practices.
  • Collects security data from across AWS accounts, services, and supported third-party partner products and helps you analyze your security trends and identify the highest priority security issues. 

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