CIS Hardened Images on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace

CIS Hardened Images provide security beyond what's offered in base virtual machine (VM) images. They are pre-configured to the security recommendations of the CIS Benchmarks, which are trusted configuration guidelines developed by a global community of IT experts. CIS Hardened Images are available on AWS Marketplace including the AWS GovCloud (US) region. They're also available on AWS for the Intelligence Community (AIC).

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CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark

AWS directly contributes to the CIS community consensus process that created the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark. The purpose of this CIS Benchmark is to provide prescriptive guidance for your AWS account. It provides configuration recommendations for identity and access management, monitoring and logging, and networking.

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Making Cloud Security Automation Easier

EC2 Image Builder is an AWS service that simplifies the process of building a golden image. To help you automate your cloud security efforts, we're working with EC2 Image Builder to help you build secure golden images off of our CIS Hardened Images.

Level 1 hardening components are available in EC2 Image Builder for the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat 7
  • Amazon Linux 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 

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Meet your Shared Responsibility on AWS with CIS

Depending on what your organization’s cloud infrastructure looks like, the responsibility of security actions varies between the cloud user and Amazon Web Services. The AWS Shared Responsibility Model outlines what security actions an organization is responsible for and what security actions AWS manages. CIS offers globally-recognized cybersecurity resources, like the CIS Hardened Images, that can help cloud consumers meet the expectations of the shared responsibility model.

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Cloud Security and the AWS Shared Responsibility Model with CIS

Security Automation and Orchestration (SAO)

CIS Benchmarks and CIS Hardened Images are part of the AWS SAO methodology. AWS SAO enables AWS customers to constrain, track, and publish continuous risk treatments, configurations, and assimilate DevOps routines into a “Type Accredited” secure AWS architecture. This architecture is configured to converge common security frameworks (e.g. FedRAMP, DoD CC SRG, PCI-DSS, IRS 1075, etc.) through the use of security as code practices.

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Learn how organizations and IT experts are harnessing the power of CIS Hardened Images on AWS Marketplace to start secure and stay secure.

Using an industry standard offers time savings, which is a huge benefit of using the CIS Hardened Images. We don’t have to build an image from scratch and then apply additional controls."
Waqasul Haq
Chief Security Architect, CommunityForce, Inc.
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CIS Hardened Images Free Trials Available in AWS Marketplace

Does your organization spend countless resources hardening operating systems in the Cloud? If so, it doesn't have to be this way! You can save yourself time and money by deploying a CIS Hardened Image.

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