Safeguarding business data: The robust security & compliance offerings of Amazon AWS
Digital Pigeon14 June 2023
Digital Pigeon hosts its application in the Amazon AWS Cloud infrastructure. This means the platform is essentially underwritten by the highest standards of security and compliance.
In today's digital landscape, ensuring the security and compliance of business data is of paramount importance. With the rise of cyber threats and stringent industry regulations, businesses must invest in robust security measures and compliance frameworks. Amazon Web Services (AWS) understands these challenges and offers a comprehensive suite of security solutions and compliance capabilities to protect valuable business data.
We’ll take a closer look at how Amazon AWS provides robust security measures and helps businesses achieve compliance with industry regulations and standards - and why Digital Pigeon has built on top of this firm, trustworthy foundation.
Robust Security Measures
Amazon AWS provides powerful encryption mechanisms to protect data at rest and in transit. With services like AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and Amazon S3 encryption, businesses can encrypt their sensitive data, ensuring that it remains secure even if it falls into the wrong hands.
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables businesses to manage user access to AWS resources. Fine-grained access controls and permissions ensure that only authorised individuals can access critical systems and data, reducing the risk of unauthorised access or data breaches.
AWS offers a range of network security features, such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), security groups, and network access control lists (ACLs). These tools allow businesses to create isolated network environments, control inbound and outbound traffic, and establish secure connections.
Threat detection and monitoring
Amazon AWS provides robust threat detection and monitoring capabilities through services like AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, and Amazon GuardDuty. These services continuously monitor for suspicious activities, unauthorised access attempts, and potential security threats, enabling businesses to respond swiftly and proactively.
Compliance with Industry Regulations
Shared responsibility model
Amazon AWS operates on a shared responsibility model, where AWS is responsible for the security of the cloud infrastructure, while businesses are responsible for securing their applications and data in the cloud. This model helps businesses understand their security responsibilities and ensures a collaborative approach to data protection.
Amazon AWS offers various compliance programs and certifications, including ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, and many more. These certifications validate that AWS adheres to strict security and compliance standards, providing businesses with confidence when handling sensitive data subject to regulatory requirements.
AWS provides services and features that help businesses automate compliance processes. AWS Config enables continuous monitoring of resource configurations for compliance, while AWS CloudFormation helps in provisioning resources in a compliant manner. These automation capabilities simplify compliance management and reduce the risk of human error.
Security and compliance tools
Amazon AWS provides a range of security and compliance tools, such as AWS Artifact, AWS Security Hub, and AWS Secrets Manager. These tools assist businesses in managing compliance documentation, centralising security findings, and securely storing and accessing sensitive credentials.
AWS's physical security
AWS's data centers are state of the art utilising innovative architectural and engineering approaches. They have extensive experience in designing, constructing, and operating large-scale data centers. This experience has been applied to the AWS platform and infrastructure.
AWS data centers are housed in nondescript facilities. Physical access is strictly controlled both at the perimeter and at building ingress points by professional security staff utilising video surveillance, intrusion detection systems, and other electronic means. Authorised staff must pass two-factor authentication, a minimum of two times to access data center floors. All visitors and contractors are required to present identification and are signed in and continually escorted by authorised staff.
Learn more about Digital Pigeon’s platform, and how it utilises the best of Amazon’s AWS infrastructure to ensure businesses have a truly reliable and secure way of managing and sharing files.