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Securing Amazon Linux An objective, consensus-driven security guideline for the Amazon Linux Operating Systems.

An objective, consensus-driven security guideline for the Amazon Linux Operating Systems.

A step-by-step checklist to secure Amazon Linux:

For Amazon Linux 2 (CIS Amazon Linux 2 Benchmark version 1.0.0)

CIS has worked with the community since 2013 to publish a benchmark for Amazon Linux

Join the Amazon Linux community Arrow

Other CIS Benchmark versions:

For Amazon Linux (CIS Amazon Linux Benchmark version 2.0.0)

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Want to skip most manual steps?

Arrow Assess and/or remediate

Only Available to CIS SecureSuite Members

Remediation Kit available for Benchmark version 1.1.0

CIS-CAT Pro is included with membership and can automatically test for compliance and remediate with this benchmark.

Information Hub : CIS Amazon Linux Benchmarks


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