AWS Best Practices To Keep You Secure

This blog post is about AWS best practices to keep you secure. We will discuss how to create a new account, password policies, IAM roles with Lambda functions, and more. After reading this post, you’ll have a better understanding of all the different security features that are available for your AWS account.

Account Security

Let’s start by talking about account security. It is essential to keep your AWS access keys secure, so don’t share them with anyone else. 

IAM users are great for this because they can be given specific permissions against resources in an organization without having any sort of master key that would give full access to the account. You can also create groups and assign IAM users to these groups, which makes managing permissions much easier.

Ensuring your account security is the very first step in protecting your AWS account. The main thing to keep in mind is that an attacker with your keys will have full access to all of the AWS services you use. Never create a key pair for anyone else. Also, store them securely, preferably offline on external storage devices like USB drives or DVDs.

Two-Factor Authentication

Another best practice is to use two-factor authentication (TFA) for your AWS account. TFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of identification, such as a code sent to your phone, in order to log in. This makes it much more difficult for someone to gain access to your account if they manage to steal your login credentials.

Password Policies

It is also important to have strong passwords and password policies in place for your AWS account. You can use the Password Policy Generator tool to create a policy that meets specific requirements. This tool will help you create passwords that are difficult to guess and have a minimum length of eight characters.

IAM Roles with Lambda Functions

Now let’s move on to IAM roles with Lambda functions. You can use IAM roles to delegate permissions to Lambda functions without providing the full access keys to the Lambda service. 

This is great because you have more control over permissions, which are only provided when your function needs them. If a user triggers an AWS Lambda function via Amazon SNS message, IAM can grant it permission to access resources in response.

Professional Cybersecurity

Even with the above measures in place, your account is still subject to cybercrime. That’s why it’s crucial to work with cybersecurity professionals to mitigate threats and monitor your AWS accounts for suspicious behavior. IT professionals can create a comprehensive security plan that covers all the bases, from account security to data encryption.

Learn More from RedNight Consulting

Learn more about how to protect your AWS account with RedNight Consulting. We are established professionals with years of experience helping businesses of all kinds secure their systems, especially when it comes to AWS best practices. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your data safe.