Securing AWS GovCloud With Cloudchekr

Securing AWS GovCloud with Cloudchekr

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.

                                         – James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), American poet, essayist, critic and diplomat.

Let’s talk about some obvious truths:

  1. America is the world leader in technology and innovation

  2. Cloud computing is here to stay and grow

  3. Ergo, America needs to secure its cloud computing infrastructure

The million-dollar (or is it billions?) question is, “How to do that?

Cloud computing has been the focus of the current administration ever since Vivek Kundra, the country’s first Federal Chief Information Officer, instituted the Cloud First policy. However, adoption has faced significant barriers from officers concerned about security issues. And as recent developments tell us, these concerns are not unfounded.

Last week, the newswires were humming with reports of a Pentagon paper directly accusing the Chinese government of intrusions into American computer networks. According to the report, prepared under the direction of Congress, “China is using its computer network exploitation capability to support intelligence collection against the US diplomatic, economic, and defense industrial base sectors that support US national defense program.”

Considering that many US government agencies use AWS GovCloud for their cloud computing needs, this should be the focus of any efforts to secure the cloud. However, can you depend on Amazon’s internal controls to stave off security threats? Consider the following scenario: when a company purchases an office building, does it ask the architect or building contractor to take care of security, or hire a specialized security agency?

Unfortunately, there aren’t many service providers out there that can go beyond native AWS functionality to truly secure GovCloud from attackers, Chinese or otherwise. This is where CloudCheckr comes in. Offering its services under the troika of Resource Optimization, Cost Optimization and Best Practices, CloudCheckr is the best solution to tackling security issues on AWS GovCloud.

Its modus operandi is as follows: “The (Our) team compiles and updates hundreds of best practices for AWS configurations and policies. On a daily basis, CloudCheckr assesses the state of your deployment against these best practice checks and alerts you to exceptions.” With its expertise in securing clouds under the AWS stable, CloudCheckr is well-positioned to be the vendor of choice for any organization deploying AWS GovCloud.

If you head one such organization, say “Shiey Shiey” to CloudCheckr. That’s Chinese for “Thank You”.

By Sourya Biswas

(Sponsored Post By CloudCheckr)

sourya

Sourya Biswas is a former risk analyst who has worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a freelance journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, he has decided to pursue further studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he has completed his MBA. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. He is also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and has been a prolific writer to CloudTweaks over the years... http://www.cloudtweaks.com/author/sourya/

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