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.
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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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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